Published On: Thu, Jan 22nd, 2015

Indians tiger population shows an improvement

Indians tiger population shows an improvement - Unique times

Indians tiger population shows an improvement – Unique times

India’s tiger population has increased by nearly a third to 2,226, a government survey showed on Tuesday, boosting conservation efforts in the country with the biggest population of the endangered big cats.The 2014 Status of Tigers in India report said tiger numbers rose by 30.5 percent in four years, up from 1,706 tracked in the 2010 tiger census and just 1,411 animals four years previously.”At a time when the global tiger population is under threat, it is heartening that India’s tiger numbers are increasing,” Prakash Javadekar, India’s environment minister, said while releasing the study’s findings.”This was not the situation a decade ago,” Javadekar was quoted as saying in a statement by conservation group WWF.The latest numbers were gleaned using modern methodology and images collected from over 9,700 camera trap locations in 18 states.

Denisha Sahadevan

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