PHASE IV MONITORING EXERCISES
PHASE IV MONITORING – EIGHT DAY PROTOCOL
There is a need to monitor wildlife in the entire area for effective management and protection of wildlife. Phase IV monitoring was implemented in Anamalais as per the directions issued as protocol of National Tiger Conservation Authority, New Delhi. As part of the monitoring programme, biannual population estimation of the carnivores and their prey base are conducted for a period of eight days.
The Phase IV monitoring was upgraded to be monitored by using Mobile Applications.
1. Ecological Module of MSTrIPES and 2. Patrol Module of MSTrIPES.
|Days||Exercise||Datasheets to complete|
|Two, Three & Four||Carnivore and Mega herbivore Sign Surveys||Form 1|
|Five, Six & Seven||Transect walks
|Form 2 Transect line
Form 3a Tree, Shrubs, Weeds, grasses
Form 3b, Human Disturbance
Form 3c Ground Cover
Form 4 Pellet Count
|Eight||Submission of Data||Collect back Datasheet|
Monitoring System for Tigers – Intensive Protection and Ecological Status (MSTriPES)
In addition to Anti-poaching camp activities MSTrIPES implemented in ATR.
All vulnerable and remote areas patrolled regularly
Carnivore sign, prey species, illegal activities, animal mortality, human disturbances recorded during perambulation.