Tiger: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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 ..

NTCA confirms presence of tigers in high-altitude regions of Sikkim

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has recently confirmed the presence of tigers in high-altitude regions of Sikkim, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh in a study submitted to the Union Ministry of Environment. The Ministry will use a study on the status of tiger habitats in high altitude ecosystems to have a high altitude ..

Uttarakhand government to form a Special Tiger Force (STF) for Corbett Tiger Reserve

The Uttarakhand government has decided to form a Special Tiger Force (STF) for Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR). The force will have 85 posts & will help serve as the much needed second layer of protection for the big cat at the CTR. The STPF will be effective in checking illegal human intrusion into the reserve ..

Report titled ‘Skin and Bones Unresolved: An Analysis of Tiger Seizures from 2000-2018’

The Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network “TRAFFIC” has recently revealed a new report titled ‘Skin and Bones Unresolved: An Analysis of Tiger Seizures from 2000-2018’. As per new TRAFFIC analysis, India topped in the trafficking of tigers and tiger body parts over 19 years since 2000. Apart from tiger skin and bones, live tigers are also ..

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 ..