India ROARS on International Tiger Day!
India, with around 3,000 tigers, is one of the safest habitats for tigers in the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday as he released the All India Tiger Estimation Report 201. The population of tigers in India has increased from 2,226 in 2014 to 2,967 in 2018, a rise of 33%
गाँव कनेक्शन 29 July 2019 11:11 AM GMT
"A commitment fulfilled, that too well in advance! It was decided to work towards doubling the tiger population by 2022, but India achieved this 4 years in advance! India is proud to be home to almost 75% of the global tiger population", tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of International Tiger Day celebrated on July 29 every year.
While releasing the All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the population of tigers in India has increased from 2,226 in 2014 to 2,967 in 2018, a rise of 33%.
International Tiger Day was first founded at the International Tiger Summit in St Petersburg, Russia in 2010 to raise awareness about the endangered species. In the summit it was decided to double the population of tiger in the jungles by 2022.
The survey is conducted every four years, with the latest census using 26,000 camera traps that took almost 350,000 images across known tiger habitats, the environment minister, Prakash Javadekar, said.
About 40,000 tigers lived in India at the time of independence from Britain in 1947. However, indiscriminate killing of tigers pushed them to the edge of extinction. In 2006, the popultion of tiger fell to record low of 1,411.
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