Tiger Census Current Affairs, GK & News

Pilibhit Tiger Reserve receives first TX2 International Award for doubling its population

The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve and the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department bagged the first international award TX2. The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve was awarded for doubling its number of tigers in four years. The target set was to double the numbers in ten years. The target was set by the partners of the award in 2010. The ..

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India’s Tiger Census sets World Record: Largest Ever Camera Trap Survey in the world

On July 11, 2020, India set the world record of conducting largest ever camera trap survey in the world. Highlights The fourth edition of tiger census that was carried out in 2018-19 was the most comprehensive till date. The survey has hence been included in the Guinness Book of World Record. About the Census The ..

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Royal Bengal Tigers in Sundarbans increase to 96

On May 7, 2020, the Bengal Forest Ministry announced that the number of Royal Bengal Tigers in the Sundarbans has increased to 96 according to the census conducted for the year 2019-20. Highlights In 2017-18, the total count of Royal Bengal Tigers in Sundarbans was 87. It increased to 88 in the 2018-19 census. With ..

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Resolving Human-Animal Conflict

On the sidelines of the release of the census data on tiger numbers in India on the International Tiger Day, the Union Environment Ministry along with the Department of Livestock & Animal Husbandry is currently exploring a new scheme for an insurance policy which will compensate all people who may lose their livestock to tiger ..

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All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018 released

As per the All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018 India has 2,967 tigers, a third more than in 2014. The Tiger census made public on occasion of Global Tiger Day (29 July) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Key Findings Top 5 Performing States: Madhya Pradesh saw highest number at 526, followed by Karnataka (524), Uttarakhand ..

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