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Tiger census begins with newly acquired mobile app

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

The Forest department Wednesday have commenced the official count of tigers in and forest range in the district, using the newly acquired M-mobile application.

Department sources said staff in all the seven forest ranges of division were given training to use M-(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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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 19:35 IST