Ecological monitoring of tigers in Orang national park, Assam, India
Tiger conservation in India's Orang National Park of Assam is increasingly difficult. Recently, six tigers were killed by local villagers. The human-tiger conflict has intensified, which is threatening the survival of the tigers dependent on the park for habitat. Support from the Fund is helping local researchers monitor tiger density in Orang with the use of camera traps and geo-spatial technology. In addition, the Fund is helping develop a strong community involvement interface structure, tapping locals to help manage, mitigate and prevent conflict between humans and tigers in Orang National Park.