Question raised in Lok Sabha on Tiger Reserves, 15/12/2017
Question raised in Lok Sabha on Tiger Reserves, 15/12/2017. 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) as compared to 2010 estimation of 1706 (range 1520-1909 tigers). The country level tiger estimation using the refined methodology is done once in four years. The details of tiger estimation pertaining to tiger landscapes in the country for the years 2010 and 2014 are at Annexure-I. It is not a fact that an average of 11 tigers died every month in the country and the count is increasing day by day. Details of the death of tigers during last five years and the current year, reserve-wise, as reported by States, is at Annexure-II. Details of death of tigers outside tiger reserves during last five years and the current year, State-wise, as reported by States is at Annexure-III.