Wildlife Week 2019: India's tiger census points to an urgent need for peaceful ecosystems where humans, tigers coexist
With 26,838 camera-traps that captured 76,523 tigers in the wild, coverage this census was 275% higher than 2014.
Nearly half of the total tiger deaths in 2018 – 49 to be precise – were outside tiger reserves
Similipal tiger reserve in Odisha's Mayurbhanj lost 75 tigers in 12 years, says state's wildlife society
The Wildlife Society of Odisha (WSO) claimed that Similipal had 101 tigers in 2006 but now the population has gone down to 28 due to a spike in poaching cases.
In India, deaths caused by wild animals outside forests are compensated with a Rs 10 lakh purse, (but) not inside tiger habitats