2010 0 010 tiger census in the Kalakkad-Mundanthurai The first phase of the 20 k Tiger Reserve has begun and volunteers are streaming in, notes Shobha Menon Involving students in the tiger census has proved a remarkable awareness exercise to reach out to the community and encourage their participation in conservation

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Expect a 15 per cent jump in tiger populationFOREST officials hope for a substantial increase in the tiger population in Tamil Nadu during the synchronised wildlife census exercise that is scheduled to begin towards the end of this month.

TIRUNELVELI: Naturalists here want the Department of Forest and Tamil Nadu Electricity Board to join hands to avoid electrocution of wild animals by power cables passing through the Kalakkad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve.

The tiger reserve is known to be one of the best protected reserve for plants and animals and a hotspot for endemic flora and fauna within the Agasthyamalai range.

This paper documents the status of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), its distribution, movement, migratory routes and other elephant and habitat management related information across the administrative ranges of Kalakkad and Mundunthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR) in Southern India.