The 4th edition of the All India Tiger Estimation 2018 has created the Guinness World Record for being the world’s largest camera trap wildlife survey. The All India Tiger census is conducted every 4 years since 2006, by the National Tiger Conservation Authority with the Wildlife Institute of India under Minister for Environment and Forests ( Prakash Javadekar).
Important facts of the All India Tiger Census 2018
- These cameras surveyed an effective area aproximately 121,337 square kilometres (46,848 square miles).
- A total of 34,858,623 photographs of wildlife were captured by the 26,838 high defination camera traps installed.
- 76,651 photo of tigers and 51,777 were leopards captured.
- The photographs of tigers included 2,461 individual tigers (excluding cubs). As per the survey, India has an estimated 2,967 tigers or 75 % of the global tiger population.
- In the 4th cycle of the survey, conducted in 2018-19, Camera traps (outdoor photographic devices fitted with motion sensors that start recording when an animal passes by) were placed in 26,838 locations across 141 different sites in india.
India Tiger Census 2018 sets new Guinness World Record India Tiger Census 2018 sets new Guinness World Record