Monitoring tigers and prey animals of Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India
The Kaziranga National Park in the alluvial floodplains of Assam is an important tiger habitat in the country and perhaps the only viable source population left in the entire Northeast India. Even before it became a tiger reserve (notified in 2007), tiger conservation was on under the rhino as a flagship species. To carry out regular monitoring of tigers and prey animals in the Kaziranga NP, the park authority and Aaranyak has already established a collaboration in 2008 and as a follow up this project was designed and being implemented to complement the management authority, state forest department and the National Tiger Conservation Authority. The overall goal of this project is 'Long term conservation of source population of tigers in the Kaziranga National Park through intensive monitoring and ensuring habitat connectivity to nearby tiger inhabiting areas.