Fourth Cycle of All India Tiger Estimation 2018 enters Guinness Book of World Records
For being the World’s Largest Camera Trapping Wildlife Survey, the Fourth Cycle of the All India Tiger Estimation 2018 has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Every four year since 2006, All India Tiger Estimation has been conducted in India. The 2018 Estimation was the fourth cycle in overall. Earlier from the first, second, and third cycles were conducted in the years 2006, 2010 and 2014 respectively.
Fourth Cycle of All India Tiger Estimation
The results of the Fourth Cycle of All India Tiger Estimation was released on the occasion of Global Tiger Day on 29th July 2019 by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
According to the Fourth Cycle estimation, the total number of Tigers spotted in India was 2967 making India home to about 75 percent of the global tiger population.
Guinness World Record For World’s Largest Camera Trapping Wildlife Survey
- For the fourth cycle of the All India Tiger Estimation 2018, in 141 different locations across the country, a total of 26,838 Outdoor photographic Devices fitted with motion sensors that starts recording as soon as an animal passes by (camera trap) were placed
- The entire All India Tiger Estimation 2018 covered an area of 121,337 square kilometers (46,848 square miles)
- A total of 34,858,623 photographs were captured by the 26,838 camera traps
- Out of the 34,858,623 photographs- 76,651 were of Tigers, 51,777 were of Leopards
- Out of the 76,651 Tiger photographs- 2,461 were photographs of Individual Tigers (excluding cubs)