Union Minister of State for Forest, Environment, and Climate Change, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, announced the positive news in Ramnagar while unveiling the data. He said that “India has become home to approximately 75 percent of the world’s tiger population.”
India’s tiger population has shown remarkable growth, according to the latest government data released on International Tiger Day. The tiger count in India has risen from 2,967 in 2018 to 3,682 in 2022, marking an annual increase of approximately 6 percent.
India’s tiger reserves have played a crucial role in protecting these endangered species. Uttarakhand’s Corbett National Park tops the list, boasting 260 tigers.
Bandipur and Nagarhole in Karnataka have 150 and 141 tigers, respectively. Bandhavgarh in Madhya Pradesh and Dudhwa in Uttar Pradesh each reported a count of 135 tigers.
Other reserves, such as Kaziranga National Park in Assam and Sundarbans in West Bengal, have also contributed significantly to tiger conservation efforts, recording 104 and 100 tigers, respectively.
International Tiger Day, celebrated on July 29, serves as a global platform to raise awareness about tiger conservation challenges.