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The number of tigers population in India has increased over 3000

A census published on Sunday indicates that India’s wild tiger population, already the greatest in the world, has increased to over 3,000, providing a boost to conservation efforts for the animal.

Tigers, the biggest of the cat species, were previously widely distributed throughout Asia.

Nevertheless, the International Union for the Conservation of Wildlife reports that in the last century the tiger has lost 93% of its ancient habitat, and that it is currently only found in isolated groups in 13 nations (IUCN).

The number of wild tigers in India has increased to 3,167, according to a recent census, from 2,967 in the previous count.

Every four years, researchers use video traps and computer software to perform a comprehensive census of the population.

After increasing at a pace of over 30 percent over the prior four years, the rate of growth has decreased to below 7 percent throughout the time in question.

But Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the updated tally a “proud occasion.”

He made this announcement during a ceremony in Mysuru, a city in southern India. “This is a win for the whole globe, not just India.”

While tiger populations throughout Asia have declined due to deforestation, poaching, and human encroachment on habitats, Modi claimed that India has increased its tiger population because to “people’s engagement” and a “culture of conservation.”

Adding that India is now the “biggest tiger range nation in the world,” where 75% of all tigers may be found.
It was believed that there were more than 100,000 tigers in the wild in the year 1900. Nevertheless, in 2010, that number hit a record low of just 3,200.

In same year, India and 11 other tiger-containing nations formed a pact to increase the big cat population by 50 percent by 2022.

It is estimated that there were 40,000 tigers in India when it gained independence from British in 1947.

From that high of 3,700 in 2002, the number dropped to a record low of 1,411 in 2006, but has subsequently gradually increased.

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