In the state-wise distribution of tigers, Madhya Pradesh had the highest number of the big cats at 526 followed by Karnataka at 524 and 442 in Uttarakhand
India accounts for 70% of world's tigers, says Prakash Javadekar, releases new status report on wild cats
The report compares information gathered during tiger surveys of 2006, 2010 and 2014 with data from the 2018-19 review to estimate population trends, patch colonisation and extinction rate
Even as the return of a tiger to Ajanta after over 50 years shows their resilience, conservation requires trust with local people
With TPWL-T1C1 as tigers return to Ajanta, prioritising conservation over human safety needs trust between the people who want to see these animals protected, and the people who will live with the animals that have been protected.
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.
Senthil Kumaran is a documentary photographer whose work focuses on social and environmental issues, with an ongoing project documenting the human-wildlife conflict.
PM Modi released tiger census figures last week, that records an increase in tiger numbers from 2014- 2018.
International Tiger Day: Signatories to announce progress on declaration to double population of big cat by 2022, take quiz to know more
International Tiger Day is observed on 29 July as a reminder of the agreement to raise awareness about the decline of the global tiger population, which was signed by countries at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia in 2010.
Maharashtra tiger deaths: Male tiger found dead in Melghat reserve, taking toll of big cats to four in one week
This death of the tiger in Melghat comes within a week of two tigers being found dead in Maharashtra's Umred-Karhandla-Paoni Wildlife Sanctuary in Nagpur.
Noting that tiger conservation is not a choice but an imperative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for considering them as 'natural capital' and underlined the need for collaboration between governments at highest level to check trafficking in their body parts.