Dakshina Kannada ‘s forest department is prepared to take part in the tiger census. Training programs have been completed, as per DCF, and preliminary meetings have been held.
As per the ministry of environment, forests, and climate change, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), and the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), the census should be completed by January, with the final report expected in July next year.
The Karnataka forest department is preparing for the tiger census and that the state’s tiger population is expected to increase significantly. Special focus will be given to the Belthangady, Subrahmanya, Uppinangady, and Sullia ranges that have high forest areas. A camera trap or photo capture method will be used to record the number of tigers. At every location, two cameras will be fitted. The survey, as part of the tiger census, is likely to be held in the third week of December.