PIB Analysis : 27th and 28th July

PIB Analysis for UPSC CSE

Topics Covered

  1. 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.

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