Country’s first tiger cell to be set up in Dehradun

Q.  Country’s first tiger cell will be formed under WII at which city?
- Published on 05 Aug 16

a. Jaipur
b. Ranthambore
c. Dehradun
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Dehradun
 
The first tiger cell of the country will soon be formed with Wildlife Institute of India at the helm in Dehradun.
  • MoU for this has been signed between NTCA and WII
  • Cell will house a database of tigers and DNA as well as striped samples of big cats from over 50 tiger reserves.
  • This will aid conservation efforts by preventing poaching and providing an update on tiger numbers.

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