Tuesday, March 29, 2011

India's Tiger Count Rises To 1,706

There are 1,706 tigers in India today - 295 added than in the aftermost calculation in 2006 - says the most recent tiger demography appear Monday.

The demography was appear at the March 28-30 All-embracing Tiger Appointment hosted by Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh.

The demography indicates that the Shivalik Gangetic plains has 353 tigers, axial India and Eastern Ghats accept 601 tigers, Western Ghats 534, the northeast hills and Brahmaputra floodplains 148 and the Sunderbans 70.

The appointment is a aftereffect to the St. Petersburg accommodated captivated aftermost year in Russia. It will altercate challenges, affairs and priorities for implementing the Global Tiger Recovery Programme (GTRP), which aims to bifold the agrarian tiger citizenry by 2022.

It is actuality organised in accord with the Global Tiger Forum (GTF), an inter-governmental anatomy that additionally has associates of the civic and all-embracing NGOs and the World Bank's Global Tiger Initiative (GTI).

Besides the demography report, a blur on India's 30 years back the barrage of Project Tiger will be appear at the conference.

The aftermost demography in 2006 had apparent a aciculate abatement in tiger population, at 1,411 tigers in the wild. India was home to about 3,000 tigers about two decades ago.


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