All India Tiger Estimation Survey 2018 Report Released

Published: July 28, 2020

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has come out with the report of the All India Tiger Estimation Survey 2018, on the eve of the Global Tiger Day celebrated on July 29 every year.

What does the Report Say?

  • There are a total of 50 tiger reserves in the country though three of them – Dampa Reserve (Mizoram), Buxa Reserve (West Bengal) and Palamau Reserve (Jharkhand) have no tiger left in it.
  • The Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand has the highest number of 231 tigers in the country, followed by Nagarhole and Bandipora Reserves in Karnataka with 127 and 126 tigers respectively.
  • Reserves such as Simlipal (Odisha), Amrabad and Kawal (Telangana), Nagarjunasagar Sri Sailam (Andhra Pradesh), Sanjay-Dubri (MP), Nameri and Manas (Assam), etc. have tigers below their overall potential and they require resources and targeted management.
  • Madhya Pradesh has been found with the highest number of tigers in the country with 526 big cats in the state followed by Karnataka with 524 big cats and Uttarakhand with 442 big cats.
  • There are 13 tiger range countries in the world – India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam. India is ready to take on the leadership role in the tiger conservation efforts around the countries.

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