Question raised in Lok Sabha on Population of Tigers, 09/03/2018

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Population of Tigers, 09/03/2018. As per the assessment of Status of Tigers, Co-predators and Prey, 2014 using the refined / state-of-the art methodology, the tiger number has shown a 30% increase countrywide with an estimated number of 2226 (range 1945-2491) as compared to the 2010 estimation of 1706 (range 1520-1909 tigers). The country level tiger estimation using the refined / state-of-the art methodology is done once in four years. The details of tiger estimation pertaining to tiger landscapes in the country for the years 2010 and 2014 are at Annexure-I. The population of tigers, reserve-wise, is at Annexure-II.