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PRESERVATION OF TIGERS

10 Apr 2017
Rajya Sabha


  1. SHRI ANUBHAV MOHANTY:

Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state:

 (a) the total strength of tigers in the country;

(b)  whether it is a fact that quite a few tigers are lost every year due to poaching, infighting, laxity in preservation etc.; and

(c)  the list of the tigers in the country, State-wise?

 

MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR ENVIORNMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE (SHRI ANIL MADHAV DAVE) 

(a)  There are 2226 (1945-2491) tigers in the country as per the assessment of the Status of Tigers, Co-predators and Prey, 2014. 

(b)  Tiger mortality takes place due to several natural and unnatural causes which inter alia include poaching, infighting, accident, revenge killing, electrocution etc.

(c)  As per the assessment of the Status of Tigers, Co-predators and Prey, 2014 using the refined methodology, the State-wise tiger population under different landscapes, is at Annexure-I. 

 

ANNEXURE-I

 

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (c) OF THE RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4198 ON PRESERVATION OF TIGERS DUE FOR REPLY ON 10.04.2017

 

Details of tiger estimation pertaining to tiger landscapes in the country,

for the year 2014

 

State

Tiger Population

 

Shivalik-Gangetic Plain Landscape Complex

 

Uttarakhand

340

Uttar Pradesh

117

Bihar

28

Shivalik Gangetic

485 (427-543)

Central Indian Landscape Complex and Eastern Ghats Landscape Complex

 

Andhra Pradesh (including Telangana)

68

Chhattisgarh

46

Madhya Pradesh

308

Maharashtra

190

Odisha

28

Rajasthan

45

Jharkhand

3+

Central India

688 (596-780)

Western Ghats Landscape Complex

 

Karnataka

406

Kerala

136

Tamil Nadu

229

Goa

5

Western Ghats

776 (685-861)

North Eastern Hills and Brahmaputra Flood Plains

 

Assam

167

Arunachal Pradesh

28

Mizoram

3+

North West Bengal

3

North East Hills, and Brahmaputra

201 (174-212)

Sunderbans

76 (92-96)

TOTAL

 2226 (1945-2491)

 

 

+ From scat DNA

♣  From camera trap data and scat DNA

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