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POPULATION OF TIGERS, CUBS AND OTHER WILD ANIMALS

21 Dec 2016
Rajya Sabha


520.    SHRIMATI AMBIKA SONI:
DR. T. SUBBARAMI REDDY:    
Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state:

(a)    the population of tigers, cubs and other wild animals in various reserve forests, and in Kanha Tiger Reserve of Madhya Pradesh, in particular;
(b)    how many incidents of tiger deaths were reported during the last two years and since January, 2016 separately;
(c)    whether any representations have been received from wildlife conservationists and enthusiasts for the protection of tigers in Kanha and if so, the details thereof; and
(d)    the details of action taken or proposed to be taken to protect wild animals in the reserve forest areas?

MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE (SHRI ANIL MADHAV DAVE)

(a)    Based on the country level All India Tiger Estimation done once in four years, the number of tigers in different tiger range States are at Annexure-I.  The tiger reserve-wise number of tigers, inter alia, including Kanha Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, as per latest estimation is at Annexure-II.  Tiger reserve-wise data pertaining to cubs and other wild animals is not collated at Government of India level.

(b)    As reported by States, tiger mortality figure during the last two years and the current year is at Annexure-III.    

(c)    A representation in the form of complaint was received which was found to be unsubstantiated after due investigation by the State of Madhya Pradesh.

(d)    Several steps have been taken by the Government of India to protect and conserve tigers and other wildlife in tiger reserves, which are at Annexure-IV.

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