|Reliably estimating the population of wild tigers is crucial to their conservation. Since tiger numbers are generally closely linked to the availability of prey, monitoring tigers also involves reliably estimating the numbers of prey animals in the habitat. Often, flawed and outdated methods of wild animal population estimation are used in Asia to monitor tigers and their prey, such as, block counts, waterhole counts, pugmark census technique and so on. This video guide illustrates some modern, scientific techniques for monitoring wild tigers and their prey.|
The video is based on the manual ‘Monitoring Tigers and Their Prey’ edited by K.Ullas Karanth and James D.Nichols, and is aimed at wildlife researchers, park managers, conservation volunteers and anyone else interested in using correct scientific techniques for monitoring wild tiger and prey populations. The DVD and the manual should be used together to gain a full understanding of the concepts and practices of modern wildlife population sampling and estimation.
|Review from Sanctuary Asia – This is a must watch for students of biology and wildlife, park managers and all those interested in tiger conservation. The documentary will assist teachers in the field of ecology to simplify the concept of animal population estimation. More importantly, if seen in conjunction with the manual ‘Monitoring Tigers and Their Prey’ it will help researchers in planning their studies. Read the full review here.|