The camera trapping team from Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) has captured tiger prowling in the UWICE research preserve, near Lamai Goempa Dzong, Bumthang. This is the first time, a tiger has been captured in remote camera near Lamai Gompa. The camera trapping exercise was initiated as part of the long term wildlife monitoring in the UWICE research preserve from mid May, 2016. More than 50 remote camera traps are set in the 2000 hectares research preserve. The UWICE research preserve was established in 2014 for conducting forestry and wildlife research.
The result of the camera trapping exercise indicates that UWICE research preserve is home to many other iconic and endangered wildlife species like red panda, wild dog, musk deer, monal pheasant, common leopard, golden cat and Himalayan black bear. In addition, many prey species such as wild pigs, sambar deer, barking deer, and serow were also captured in these camera traps.
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