We are in our fourth year of Polling for Pakke, an initiative where people vote for their favourite camera trapping images based on which forest department staff are then given prizes. So far more than 1000 voters have helped pick the best camera trap images from Pakke Tiger Reserve. Our voters have included the head of Arunachal Forest Department Force, scientists such as Dr. George Schaller and the widow of Karo Tayem, who won the 1st prize in the first ever camera trap prize distribution ceremony. In 2014, on Christmas day, Karo Tayem lost his life to a wild elephant while returning from duty. Polling for Pakke was started in his memory, to keep our staff motivated and to showcase the fauna of Pakke Tiger Reserve. Camera trap images are shortlisted by our team of Rangers and scientists from anti-poaching camps that have patrolled the forests sincerely.
Please vote below for your favourite Pakke image (check one) from the slideshow:
- Entry 3: Leopard cat pair (35%, 83 Votes)
- Entry 2: Tiger (14%, 33 Votes)
- Entry 5: Small-clawed otter (12%, 28 Votes)
- Entry 4: Chinese Pangolin (9%, 22 Votes)
- Entry 1: Wild dogs (9%, 21 Votes)
- Entry 6: Wild Pig (9%, 21 Votes)
- Entry 7: Large Indian Civet pair (8%, 19 Votes)
- Entry 8: Profile of a leopard (5%, 12 Votes)
Total Voters: 239
Chosen as 'Picture of the Week'
Like in earlier years, in 2020, Pakke Tiger Reserve management will be giving away prizes to their frontline staff for the best camera trap images as well as patrolling efforts.