Status of Tigers in India, 2018 Report (Download PDF)

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4-years tiger census report. Shows numbers of the big cat have increased across all landscapes. Since 2014 the total number of tigers has risen by 33%. 83 % of the total tigers have been photographed by trap cameras.

Various states and the tiger census growth report

  • Karnataka 29%.

  • Madhya Pradesh 71%.

  • India’s five tiger landscapes include Shivalik Hills and Gangetic Plains, Central Indian Landscape and Eastern Ghats, Western Ghats, North-East Hills and Brahmaputra Plains and the Sundarban.

  • In Chhattisgarh the number reduced to 19 from 46 of 2014.

  • No tiger has been found in the Buxa, Palamau and Dampa reserves.

Need of a Tiger Census

  • Tiger lies at the peak of the food chain.

  • To maintain the well-being of the forest ecosystem.

  • Habitat assessment and prey estimation are the parts of the tiger estimation exercise.

  • The numbers reflect the success or failure of conservation efforts.

  • It’s important to keep track of the numbers of tigers as more than 805 of the world’s wild tigers are in India.

The Global Tiger Forum

  • An international collaboration of tiger-bearing countries.

  • A goal of doubling the count of wild tigers by 2022.

Cause for the Increase in Numbers

  • Increased vigilance and conservation efforts by the Forest Department.

  • Organized poaching rackets have been crushed.

  • Increased tiger protection to tiger habitats.

  • Rehabilitation of villages outside core areas in many parts of the country has further promoted the tiger habitation.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 15, 2020

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