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TIGER POPULATION

25 Jul 2017
Lok Sabha


  1. SHRI S.P. MUDDAHANUME GOWDA:
    SHRI RAJESHBHAI CHUDASAMA:      
     Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state:

    (a) the total population of tigers in the country;

    (b) whether it is a fact that India subscribes to the goal of doubling the tiger population by 2020;

    (c) if so, the details thereof; and

    (d) the initiatives being taken by the Government under the project Tiger programme?

MINISTER FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE (DR. HARSH VARDHAN)  

 (a) As per the assessment of the Status of Tigers, Co-predators and Prey, 2014 using the refined methodology, the tiger number has shown 30% increase countrywide with an estimated number of 2226 (range 1945-2491).

 (b) & (c)  India is a signatory to the St. Petersburg declaration of 2010 which strives to double the number of wild tigers across their range by 2022 at the global level, and the same is at Annexure-I.

(d) There are 50 tiger reserves in the country with notified core/ critical tiger habitat (40145.30 sq.km), and the buffer / peripheral area (32603.72 sq. km). To make the core / critical tiger habitat inviolate exclusively for the tiger, as many as 173 villages having 12327 families have been voluntarily relocated.  Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Project Tiger, funding assistance is provided to the tiger reserves, based on their Annual Plan of Operations for various activities which inter alia include anti-poaching measures, habitat development, staff welfare, eco-development etc. 

Besides, Government of India, through Project Tiger / National Tiger Conservation Authority, has taken a number of initiatives towards tiger conservation, which has resulted in substantial growth in tiger number. These, inter alia, include creation of Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF), All India Tiger, Co-Predators and Prey Estimation and Management Effectiveness Evaluation (MEE) of Tiger Reserves done once in every four years, implementation of a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for dealing with tiger deaths, straying of tigers, active management towards rehabilitation of tigers from source areas at landscape level and other aspects, e-surveillance project in some of the identified tiger reserves and intensification of international cooperation to control trans-boundary illegal trade in wildlife etc.