A new system being developed by India’s National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) will show rangers the best routes to take as they patrol the vast areas they are in charge of. Animal care has been provided by veterinarian Akhilesh Mishra for 22 years at Pench National Park in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. He went on to say that being able to heal a wounded tiger and allow it to return to the forest was an extraordinary experience. The majority of the tigers he treats have wounds from being attacked by other animals or defending their young. But he has also given care to tigers that have been poisoned by hunters.

Even estimating the total tiger population is challenging. In order to conduct its most recent survey, the NTCA placed camera traps in 26,838 locations. This led to the collection of 34,858,623 images of wildlife. Researchers also covered tens of thousands of kilometers on foot in search of tiger and prey-related evidence. To sort through all of that information, the NTCA used artificial intelligence (AI), which had been taught to recognize different animals. However, according to Mohmad Sajid Sultan, assistant inspector general at the NTCA, human rangers will still be needed. Ranger detection of wildlife crimes will be aided by artificial intelligence.