Mumbai: “Tiger is an incredible part of nature and the increased number of the big cats in India reflects equilibrium in nature,” said the Union Environment Minister, Prakash Javadekar at the release of the detailed report of Tiger Census on the eve of Global Tiger Day in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Javadekar said Tigers and other wildlife are a kind of soft power India must appear on the worldwide front. The Minister said, in spite of a few constraints such as less landmass, India has 8% of bio-diversity since our nation encompasses a culture of sparing and protecting nature, trees, and its natural life. Noticing that natural life is our normal riches, he said, it is commendable that India has 70% of the world’s tiger populace. The Minister mentioned that India is working with all 13 tiger range countries towards sustaining the tiger.

Javadekar moreover reported that his Ministry is working on a programme in which endeavours would be made to supply water and fodder to creatures within the forest itself to bargain with the challenge of human-animal conflict which is causing deaths of animals. For this LIDAR based survey technology will be used for the first time. Lidar could be a strategy for measuring distances by enlightening the target with laser light and measuring the reflection with a sensor.

Highlighting the keystone nature of the tiger, a poster on the presence of small cats was also released by the Environment Minister. With the presence of 30% of India’s tigers outside tiger reserves, India had set out upon evaluating administration mediations through the universally created Conservation assured, Tiger Standards (CA|TS) system which can presently be amplified to all fifty tiger reserves over the nation.

The detailed report of the 4th All India Tiger Estimation is unique in the following ways:

  • The abundance file of co-predators and other species has been carried out which until now was restricted to inhabitance.
  • Sex proportion of tigers in all camera trap sites has been carried out for the first time.
  • Anthropogenic impacts on the tiger populace have been elaborated in a detailed way.
  • Tiger abundance within pockets in tiger reserves has been demonstrated for the first time.

The Heads of the Governments of Tiger Range countries at St. Petersburg, Russia, had resolved to double tiger numbers across their global range by 2022 by signing the St. Petersburg declaration on tiger conservation. During the said meeting it was also decided to celebrate July 29 as Global Tiger Day across the world, which is since, being celebrated to spread and generate awareness on tiger conservation.

The Heads of the Governments of Tiger Range nations at St. Petersburg, Russia, had settled to twofold tiger numbers over their global range by 2022 by marking the St. Petersburg declaration on tiger conservation. During the said assembly it was too chosen to celebrate July 29 as Global Tiger Day over the world, which is since, being celebrated to spread and generate awareness on tiger preservation.

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During Global Tiger Day 2019, it was a proud moment for India as the Prime Minister declared to the world fulfilment of India’s resolve as it had doubled its tiger numbers four years in advance to the target year highlighting resolute action taken by all concerned. India’s tiger population now stands at 2,967 which is 70% of the global tiger population. A feather in India’s cap was added with the Guinness World Records recognizing the country’s efforts as the world’s largest camera trap survey of wildlife.