Published On: Mon, Nov 24th, 2014

CSS Corp strengthens its commitment to Tiger conservation

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Donates additional 300 camera traps to Nagarahole and Dandeli-Anshi

Tiger Reserves in phase II of its Tiger conservation initiative

 

November , 2014, Bangalore: CSS Corp, the global leader in technology support, further strengthens its commitment to Tiger conservation by donating additional 200 camera traps to Nagarahole Tiger Reserve and 100 camera traps to Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve. This is the second phase of CSS Corp’s CSR initiative towards Tiger conservation in collaboration with the Karnataka State Forest Department.

From left – Tiger TG Ramesh, CEO , CSS Corp and Shri Vinay Luthra, I.F.S. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & Chief Wildlife Warden of Karnataka

Shri. Vinay Luthra, I.F.S., Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden of Karnataka received the camera traps from “Tiger” Ramesh, CEO CSS Corp.

As part of its CSR program, CSS Corp, in December 2013, donated 200 camera traps to the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve (NTR).   The cameras were received by the Honorable Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Shri. B Ramanatha Rai, Government of Karnataka.

The Tiger census is carried out every four years. The National Tiger Conservation Authority’s (NTCA) guidelines make it mandatory for camera traps to be deployed under ‘Phase IV’ of the National Tiger estimation.

The camera traps have been deployed with the objective of conducting a scientific tiger census, analyzing animal behavior patterns, detecting people movement in the forest and identifying miscreant activity in the region. These camera traps, once deployed, provide 24X7 monitoring and help protect Tigers. The current deployment of camera traps cover 75% of Nagarahole Tiger Reserve Area. With the additional camera traps being donated, it is expected to increase the coverage to 100% in the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Shri. Vinay Luthra I.F.S., Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) and Chief Wildlife Warden of Karnataka, said, “Tiger protection and wildlife conservation is paramount to protecting the biodiversity of India. We welcome corporates like CSS Corp, who have come forward to collaborate with us closely in this endeavor. We are extremely confident that scientific tiger census using camera traps will go a long way in maintaining and strengthening the ecological balance of Karnataka.”

Speaking on the occasion, CEO “Tiger” Ramesh, emphasized, “We take CSR extremely seriously and are fully committed to ensuring complete support to the State Forest Department in their endeavor towards scientific Tiger census. After the success of this initiative in Nagarahole Tiger Reserve, we are extremely pleased to extend our support to the Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve. The Tiger is at the apex of the ecosystem and extremely critical for the survival of future generations. We will continue to support the initiatives towards wildlife protection and Tiger conservation. ”

 

 

Shri. R  Gokul, I.F.S., Conservator of Forests and Director – Nagarahole Tiger Reserve said, “The first phase of installation of the camera traps donated by CSS Corp is already showing good results. To date, implementing the camera traps has resulted in over 45 tiger sightings and this number is expected to increase.   With the additional 200 cameras being installed in Phase II we are confident of accurate Tiger tracking data that will go a long way in supporting a better habitat.”

 

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Srinivasalu, CF and Director of Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve, “This initiative by CSS Corp will undoubtedly add immense value and give the much needed impetus to our efforts towards Tiger conservation in the Anshi-Dandeli Tiger Reserve. We look forward to the 100 camera traps being deployed at the earliest.”

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