Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Death of tigers, 05/12/2016
Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Death of tigers, 05/12/2016. As per the country level assessment of tiger population, done once in four years, using the refined methodology, there is 30% increase in tiger numbers countrywide in 2014 with an estimated number of 2226 (range 1945-2491) as compared to 2010 estimation which indicated 1706 (1520-1909) tigers; which in turn registered an increase of around 20% over number of 1411 (1165-1657 tigers), as per 2006 estimation. The details of tiger estimation pertaining to tiger landscapes in the country, for the years 2006, 2010 and 2014 are at Annexure-I. The steps taken by Government of India through the National Tiger Conservation Authority for conservation and protection of tigers including other wild animals is at Annexure-II.