In a first, presence of tiger recorded at Goa national park
19, May 2019
Prelims level : Mains level :
- For the first time, presence of a tiger has been reported in Goa’s Bhagwan Mahaveer National Park. The movement of the tiger was recorded through camera trapping method on May 14.
- The striped tiger presence in the area indicates the level of protection, quality of wildlife habitat and management practices in the national park are of high levels.
- The 240 square kilometer area of the forest was being scanned for the presence of the “elusive big cat”. The department has procured more camera traps to strengthen field staff.
- The national park is spread across the western ghats in Sanguem Taluka of Goa along the eastern border of the state.