Department sources said staff in all the seven forest ranges of Coimbatore forest division were given training to use M-STrIPES (Monitoring System for Tiger-Intensive Protection and Ecological Status), an exclusive tiger monitoring application developed by the National Tiger Conservation Authority.
The census will conclude on October 12,they said.
About 100 people, drawn from forest department and NGOs are on the job, the sources said.
Other animals like leopard, elephant, bear, deer, bisons can be identified and estimated through this app, they added.
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