Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the tiger population was 2,226 in the last count, in 2014. File photo/ AFP
India’s tiger population has grown to nearly 3,000, making the country one of the safest habitats for the endangered animals.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says it’s a “historic achievement” for India as the big cat’s population had dwindled to 1,400 about 14-15 years ago.
India estimates its tiger population every four years and released the figures for 2018 on Monday. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the tiger population was 2,226 in the last count, in 2014.
The tiger is India’s national animal and it is categorized as endangered under the Wildlife Protection Act.
The human conflict with tigers has gradually increased since the 1970s, when India started a tiger conservation program that carved out sanctuaries in national parks.
On Independence Day Prime Minister Narendra Modi caused eyebrows to rise by stating in his address that the rate of growth of the country’s population is worrisome. At the last count in 2011 India’s population was about 1.25 billion. Modi’s foreboding is out of tune with the optimistic note of the Economic Survey
Apparently a group of three set out for their field after dinner on Friday night to guard their rabi crops. As they were about to mount the 'maachaan' (a tree-top or elevated post to keep guard mainly in farmlands or forest areas), they were ambushed by a tiger.
The big cat's latest victim, an elderly villager, was mauled to death late Monday when he ventured into a forest for firewood in Khambada, around 660 kilometres from the financial capital Mumbai.
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