Tiger Population in India increased 6% per annum: Tiger Reports 2018.

30 July 2020.


 According to a survey done by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, tiger population is on rise at the rate of 6 per cent every year from 2006 and 2018.


  • Union Minister for Environment Prakash Javadekar released the Tiger Report 2018 a day before Global Tiger Day( 29th July).
  • A book titled “Tigers, Co-predators and Prey in India”and a map titled “ Securing India’s small cats” were released.

About Project Tiger:

  • Project Tiger is a tiger conservation programme launched in April 1973.
  • Number of Tiger Reserves in India has increased from 9 to 50.
  • 70% of the total Tigers are in India
  • India has expressed the intention of assisting the other 13 countries in the matter of conservation, capacity building and training in Tiger Conservation.
  • The Ministry also decided to launch a water and fodder scheme within the reserves to reduce the animal- human conflict.

Salient Features of the 4th edition report:

  • The All India Tiger Estimation has an abundance index of co-predators and other species.
  • Sex ratio of tigers in the camera trap sites has been calculated for the first time.
  • Tiger abundance within pockets in tiger reserves has been depicted for the first time.
  •  The National Tiger Conservation Authority has taken several steps under the ongoing Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Project Tiger to address poaching, is significantly controlled now.

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