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Camera Traps "Capture" Elusive Tigers
Feb. 28, 2014---Tigers are secretive by nature, making it difficult to estimate their populations in the wild. But Dr. K. Ullas Karanth of the Wildlife Conservation Society employs an ingenious solution: he uses remote "camera traps" to photograph unsuspecting tigers and identifies them later by their unique stripe patterns. As a result, he has helped develop a more reliable way to count -- and protect -- tigers in India's Western Ghats.