World Tiger Day infographic: India home to 70% of world's tigers
World Tiger Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held every year on 29 July.
World Tiger Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held every year on 29 July. It is a day to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues.
The tiger population in the country is estimated to be around 2,226, which represents a rise of over 30 percent since the last count in 2010, according to the latest census report released in January.
The total number of tigers was estimated to be around 1,706 in 2010, after dipping to an alarming 1,411 in 2006, but it has improved since then, reported PTI.
India is now home to more than 70 percent of the world's tiger population. Releasing the countrywide tiger assessment report for 2014, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar termed it as a "success story" and noted that while the tiger population is falling in the world, it is rising in India.
India lost 64 tigers for various reasons in 2014, with Tamil Nadu topping the chart with the maximum number of deaths, according to National Tiger Conservation Authority. Tamil Nadu saw 15 tigers deaths followed by Madhya Pradesh, which witnessed 14 deaths, according to the data on tigernet.nic.in.
Here are some more statistics:
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