Roar! 70% of the World’s Tigers Live in India Now


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India’s tiger population has increased by 30 percent since the last count. The country is now home to over 70 percent of the world’s tiger population.

Here’s some good news for all the wildlife enthusiasts out there. As per the countrywide tiger assessment report for 2014, India is home to more that 70 percent of the world’s tiger population.

As per the report, the tiger population in the country is estimated to be around 2,226, which is a whopping 30 percent more than the last count of 1706 in 2010.

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Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar termed it as a “success story“, as not too long ago, India’s tiger population had come down to 1,411 in 2006. The low number of wild cats in India back then was a huge drop from about 100,000 tigers at the beginning of the 20th century. India also lost 64 tigers for various reasons in 2014. A lot of measures were taken to improve the condition.

Karnataka tops the chart with 406 tigers in the region.

This is followed by Uttarakhand which has 340 tigers, Tamil Nadu with 229, Madhya Pradesh with 208, and Maharashtra with 190. There are 48 tiger reserves in India and the data was collected using 9,735 cameras to track the tigers.

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