Good news! Even as other parts of the world witness a decline in the population of tigers, India is witnessing a remarkable rise in number of big cats. The population of tigers in the past four years has risen up to 30%.
While, the last tiger census in 2010 recorded their numbers at 1, 706, the latest one in 2014 shows it has reached 2,226.
According to Live Mint reports, the All India Tiger Estimation, 2014, was released by Union minister for environment and forests Prakash Javadekar for 17 states on Tuesday. He told the daily that about 7-8 years ago, environmentalists all over India were worried about the fall in the population of tigers. However, with the news about the huge rise of tiger population, the wildlife lovers have been rejoicing in India.
Javadekar added that the National Tiger Conservation Authority deserved to be applauded for their efforts in tiger conservation in India.
While releasing the reports, Javadekar stated that India houses 70% of world's tigers and that the country was ready to give the tigers to other countries in the world. He also said that around 9, 735 cameras were used and around 3.78 lakh sqkm of forest area housing tigers were monitored in order to compile the estimation report.
The minister also released many reports other than the estimation report, which included a report on the economic valuation of tiger reserves, status of tiger reserves and so on.