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TIGER POPULATION

14 Mar 2017
Lok Sabha


1912. SHRI AJAY MISRA TENI:
Will  the  Minister  of  ENVIRONMENT,  FOREST  AND  CLIMATE  CHANGE  be  pleased  to  state:  
(a)the number of tigers in the country at present;

(b) whether  the  number  of  tigers  has  increased  during  the  last  two  years  and  if  so,  the details  thereof;

(c) the number of tigers which died during the said period; and

(d) the efforts made by the Government for tiger preservation?

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


(a) & (b)   The  country  level  tiger  estimation  using  the  refined  methodology  is  done  once  in  four  years.    As  per  the  assessment  of  the  Status  of  Tigers,  Co-predators  and  Prey,  2014  using  the  refined  methodology,  the  tiger  number  has  shown  30%  increase  countrywide  with  an  estimated  number  of  2226  (range  1945-2491)  as  compared  to  2010  estimation  of  1706  (range 1520-1909 tigers).  The details of tiger estimation pertaining to tiger landscapes in the country for the years 2010 and 2014 are at


Annexure-I.


(c)The  details  of  tiger  deaths  in  the  country,  State-wise  and  year-wise  during  the  last  two  
years, as reported by States, are at Annexure-II.


(d)The  Government  of  India  through  the  National  Tiger  Conservation  Authority  has  taken  a  
number  of  milestone  initiatives  for  conservation  and  protection  of  tiger  and  other  wild  
animals.  The same are at Annexure-III.