The Union government will for the first time this year present a unified count of the Tiger, Leopard and Elephant populations of the country, according to officials in the Union Environment Ministry.
Methods used for conducting census —
Tigers are counted by deploying camera traps, identifying individuals based on stripes, as well as statistical analysis. The “head counting” method which is used for conducting elephant counting, has become obsolete and it frequently leads to double counting.
New method proposed —
National Tiger Conservation Authority —
Elephant Census —
Project Tiger —
Project Elephant —