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Chamarajanagar takes pride in most Tiger population

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Chamarajanagar: As the tiger census is released, marking World Tiger Day, the district takes pride in having most tigers in its forests contributing to the total of 524 big cats in the State, that has been ranked number two in the country after Madhya Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh is on the top with 526 tigers. However, Karnataka has slipped to second spot from the top spot held earlier by just two tigers.

The district has 51 percent of forest area and during the recent census held in 2018, 200 tigers had been counted here alone.

It was a big increase in the population of big cats, as in the census held in 2014, Bandipur tiger reserve had 138 tigers, followed by 35 in Biligiri Ranganatha Tiger ( BRT) reserve, 15 in MM Hills forest and four to five in Cauvery Wildlife area. The camera trapping method has come in handy in keeping a count of the tigers.

If the proposal to declare another tiger reserve in MM Hills becomes a a reality, the conservation of striped animal is expected to get a boost.

– Team Mysoorunews

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