Tiger census: 295 tigers added, population estimated at 1706
New Delhi, Monday 28th March 2011

Tiger census: 295 tigers added, population estimated at 1706

 

New Delhi : According to the second all - India tiger population estimation study, carried out in the designated 39 tiger reserves accross the country, there has been an increase of 295 tigers in India. The population is estimated at 1706,up from 1411 tigers in 2008.

 
Here are the main points of the Tiger census 2010-11 :
 
* Population estimate of tigers at 1,706
* Tiger numbers increase by 295
* Tiger population estimate in Shivalik - Gangetic plains : 353
* Tiger population estimate in Central and Eastern Ghats : 601
* Tiger population estimate in Western ghats: 534
* Tiger popluation in North - east hills, Brahmaputra flood plains : 148
* Tiger population estimate in Sunderbans. : 70