On the occasion of International Tiger Day, PM Narendra Modi, on Monday, released the results of All India Tiger Estimation 2018.
On the occasion of International Tiger Day, PM Narendra Modi released the results of All India Tiger Estimation 2018. According to Modi, the BJP government is 100% committed to putting efforts and measures to protect tigers.
The results of the Tiger Census 2018 have yet again reposed faith in ensuring the protection of endangered flora and fauna, especially tiger.
It was 9 years ago when the target of doubling tiger population by the year 2022 was set. The target, however, has been completed four years in advance.
According to the data released by Census 2018, the tiger population has increased to 2,967. With over 3000 tigers, India can proudly be considered as one of the largest and secure habitats.
Furthermore, the number of protected areas has shown a tremendous increase from approximately 700 to over 860. Also, the increase in community reserves has been more than double, from 43 to over 100.
The numbers reflect a paradigm shift in the focus of Indian nation from only development to an environmentally adjusted development. The survey had been divided into four phases and began last winter. The last survey was held in the year 2014.
Undertaken by the Wildlife Institute in India, Dehradun, the latter funded by the Environment Ministry of India, had taken to the technologically intensive methodology for data collection this time.
While the number of tigers in the year 2014 was found to be around 2,226 the 2018 census figure pegged the number to 2,967, an approximate increase in population by 33 percent. The upward trend is a bellwether of healthy growth and development of the Indian economy.
Additionally, the conscious efforts of all stakeholders in the Indian society, especially the government, makes one conclusive of the fact that striking a fine balance between environment and development is certainly possible.