Research Papers

Tiger Reports

Status of Tigers Co-predators & Prey in India – 2014

By virtue of being the top predator, the tiger functions as an umbrella species for the conservation of biodiversity in forest systems of Asia. The “Project Tiger”, a pioneering conservation initiative of the Government of India, aims to harness this role of the tiger along with the tiger’s charisma to garner resources and public support for conserving representative ecosystems.

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Connecting Tiger Populations for Long-term Conservation

Being at the top of the food chain and found at low densities, the conservation of large carnivores is a challenge to biodiversity conservation (Chapron G. et al. 2014). With their requirement of large home ranges, carnivores occupy vast areas to harbor viable populations (Purvis et al. 2000).

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Status of Tigers in Sundarban Landscape of Bangladesh & India

Sundarban is the only exclusive mangrove habitat where the tiger exists giving it the status of Level I Tiger Conservation Unit (TCU) (Wikramanayake et al. 1998). Sundarban tigers differ morphologically from the mainland tigers (Barlow 2009) and are also genetically one of the most divergent groups amongst Bengal tigers (Singh et al 2015).

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Status of Tigers, Co-predators and Prey in India, 2010

This report synthesizes the results of the second countrywide assessment of the status of tigers, co-predators and their prey in India. The first assessment was done in 2006 and its results subsequently helped shape the current policy and management of tiger landscapes in India.

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All India Elephant, Tiger & Leopard Estimation

This procedure involves rigorous statistical analyses “of ground data on animal signs, human impacts, habitat attributes and absolute density; it is far more accurate than earlier methods. It is conducted in three phases and involves ground surveys, analyses of remotely sensed data and camera traps.

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