PIB Analysis for UPSC CSE
- All India Tiger Estimation
1 . All India Tiger Estimation
About the Survey
- India conducts the All India Tiger Estimation every four years. Three cycles of the estimation have already been completed in 2006, 2010 and 2014.
- National Tiger Conservation Authority carries out the census
- The Government and National Tiger Conservation Authority have also carried out an economic valuation of tigers in mitigating the adverse impact of climate change
Details of the Survey
- India now has 2,967 tigers and the growth in the 4th cycle of the Tiger Census has been a 33 per cent.
- India has achieved the target of doubling tiger population four years before the deadline.
- According to the census, Madhya Pradesh saw the highest number of tigers at 526, closely followed by Karnataka at 524 and Uttarakhand at number 3 with 442 tigers.
- Chhattisgarh and Mizoram saw a decline in their tiger numbers while tiger numbers in Odisha remained constant. All other states witnessed a positive trend.