The report of the latest Tiger census in India has been released and despite the rapid rate of habitat destruction, it looks like there is something to cheer about.
The Tiger census released by the Union Environment Minister shows that India has registered an increase of 30 per cent in the country’s Tiger population in the past three years. According to the report, the overall figure of Tigers in India at present is 2226 as compared to 1706 in the year 2011. Experts reckon the latest census has been done with the best scientific technology available, giving a good estimate of Tiger population in India. Apparently, the entire exercise was carried out with the aid of around 10,000 odd camera traps spread across 370,000 Sq.Kms of Tiger habitat.
It’s about time the Government secured corridors adjoining various Tiger reserves to facilitate smooth dispersal of transient Tigers, provided them ample space (which is rightfully theirs) & protection to continue flourishing.