We’re using camera traps to count tigers in and around Protected Areas in India. Strategically placed across tiger habitats, camera traps allow us to gather data on tiger numbers and identify individual animals. This is considered the most scientifically robust technique today.


 


 

WCT Report for Camera Trap

9,735
Camera Traps Deployed
370,000
sq. km. covered
Our country is home to 2,226 tigers, 70% of all tigers found on earth! Check out how India’s tiger estimate was conducted!

WCT & the NTCA

We were one of four NGOs working with the National Tiger Conservation Authority to carry out the 3rd All India Tiger Estimation.


A sloth bear, her two cubs clinging to her back, walks past a camera trap.
Our camera traps pick up a multitude of species including porcupines!
A chinkara is photographed mid-leap on a WCT camera trap.
A trio of wolves trooped past a WCT camera trap, one decided to stop and take a closer look!
A pair of leopards spotted on a camera trap.
India's national bird caught on camera. WCT camera traps pick up the most incredible natural history moments!
A bonnet macaque peers into a WCT camera trap set up in the forest.
WCT researchers were thrilled to spot two jackals among the images collected from our camera traps.
A tiger in Pench photographed on a WCT camera trap.
A tiger strolls past a WCT camera trap. We're using these cameras to count tigers in and around Protected Areas.
WCT researchers set up a camera trap. A key component of our work is training forest officials in camera trapping techniques.
A WCT team member mimics a tiger to make sure that the cameras are positioned at the right height.
The WCT team spends time with forest officials, explaining how the camera traps work.
WCT's Milind Pariwakam positions a camera trap on a tree.
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