Tiger Project Monitors Sumatran Tiger Population
Kerinci Seblat National Park supported by Sumatran Tiger Project carried out the installation of 10 units of camera trap this morning, August 22, 2017.
The installation of this monitoring camera is carried out by a field team (6 people) comprising forestry police officers of TNKS, partner community polhut and partner NGOs from Fauna and Flora International. Camera trap installation activities are estimated to take 7 days in the field, given the location of the installation is quite far and heavy terrain.
These surveillance cameras will be installed in the core areas of tigers in TNKS area by TNKS personnel. Monitoring activities through the installation of camera traps are conducted using the Transforming Effectiveness of Biodiversity Conservation in Sumatra Priority Landscape (Sumatran Tiger) project.
The use of monitoring cameras is very helpful for monitoring the Sumatran tiger population and the presence of prey animals in the Kerinci Seblat National Park (TNKS) area, since direct observation is generally quite difficult. The results of this monitoring will be an input for the planning of TNKS management in general and specifically for Sumatran tiger conservation efforts in the area of TNKS.