Finally, our Forest Department has decided to do the annual animal census for Tamil Nadu. There are vast areas to be covered and few volunteers. If you are interested in participating and don't have a clue as to how to get involved then post a comment with your email address and your location under this post and I will get back to you with details. You should be able to spare at least three consecutive days and your transportation to and from the particular forest area. Training will be provided.
This is a 1939 snap of a deer taken during a census,
and below is a diagram of the "line transect" method of counting.
Taking a good census is invaluable to our conservation efforts. So lend a hand and enjoy the forests at the same time. Believe me, it is an unforgettable experience...
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