Union Environment Minister released a report “Status of Tigers Copredators & Prey in India” which is an updated report on India’s Tiger Survey from 2018, on the eve of Global Tiger Day.
The largest contiguous tiger population in the world of about 724 tigers was found in the Western Ghats while the second largest population of about 604 tigers was found across Uttrakhand and western Uttar Pradesh.
As per All India Tiger Estimation 2018, India has 2,967 tigers.
This is 33% increase in tiger numbers from 2014(2,226 tigers)
Madhya Pradesh has the highest number of tigers (526), followed by Karnataka (524) and Uttarakhand (442).
Corbett Tiger Reserve had the largest population of tigers (231) in 2018. Also, Corbett has the highest density of tigers in the country— 14 per 100 sq. km
No tigers were recorded in Mizoram’s Dampa, Jharkhand’s Palamau and West Bengal’s Buxa tiger reserves.
Every year, July 29 is celebrated as International Tiger Day.
It was first established in 2010 at Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia.
Here, 13 tiger range countries pledged to double the number of tigers by 2022 under the Global Tiger Recovery Program.