Corbett Monitoring & Research

Wildlife Population Estimation

Counting wild animals is vital to monitor their population. In Corbett an annual census is carriedTiger pugmarks are used to estimate population out during summers to estimate the numbers of prominent animal species to understand trends and determine the success of management practices on wildlife. Dedicated counting of tigers is done every fourth year as part of an All India Tiger Census under Project Tiger.


Research plays an important role in the management of Corbett and adds value to existing scientific knowledge. Research institutions are encouraged to carry out surveys and long-term studies on threatened species and the Corbett ecosystem. Such studies generate outputs that are relevant not only to Corbett but have a wider application vis-à-vis other protected areas.