Big Cat Population In India Up From 2,967 To 3,167: PM Modi Releases Tiger Survey

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the survey on the tiger inhabitants in India on Sunday marking the completion of fifty years of Venture Tiger earlier this month. As per the brand new figures, the inhabitants of massive cats within the nation has gone up from 2,967 in 2018 to three,167 in 2023.  In the course of the occasion, Modi additionally launched the federal government’s imaginative and prescient for tiger conservation throughout Amrit Kaal and in addition launched the Worldwide Large Cats Alliance (IBCA). 

A commemorative coin on the completion of fifty years of ‘Venture Tiger’ was additionally launched on the event.

The IBCA will deal with the safety and conservation of seven main huge cats of the world Tiger, Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Puma, Jaguar, and Cheetah, with membership within the vary of nations harbouring these species.

In July 2019, the Prime Minister had referred to as for an ‘Alliance of World Leaders’ to “obliterate demand” and firmly curb poaching and unlawful wildlife commerce in Asia. Taking the message of the Prime Minister ahead, the IBCA is being launched. 

The inhabitants of tigers in 2006 was reported at 1,411 which elevated to 1,706 in 2010. The massive cat inhabitants within the nation rose to 2,226 in 2014 after which to 2,967 in 2018. 

Earlier within the day, the Prime Minister went on a “safari” on the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka as a part of the programme. He additionally interacted with frontline subject workers and self-help teams concerned in conservation actions. 

The ‘Venture Tiger’ was launched in India on April 1, 1973, by the Indira Gandhi authorities to advertise tiger conservation. Initially, it coated 9 tiger reserves unfold over 18,278 sq km. At current, there are 53 tiger reserves spanning greater than 75,000 sq km (roughly 2.4 per cent of the nation’s geographical space).

India has round 3,000 tigers, greater than 70 per cent of the worldwide wild tiger inhabitants, and the quantity is growing at a price of six per cent per yr.

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