Tiger Population Doubles Since 2006: Modi

Tiger Population Doubles Since 2006: Modi

PrimeMinister Narendra Modi on Monday released the All India Tiger Estimation Report2018 saying that the country has emerged as one of the biggest and safesthabitats for tigers in the world.

The reportreleased on Monday said that the tiger population in the country has grown from1,411 in 2006 to 2,967 in 2019.

Modiwhile lauding all the stakeholders involved in the country's tiger conservationexercise said that with around 3,000 tigers, India has emerged as one of thebiggest and safest habitats for them in the world.

The PMfurther stated that nine long years ago, it was decided in St. Petersburg thatthe target of doubling the tiger population would be 2022 but India completedthis target four years in advance. Modi said that this is the finest example ofSankalp Se Siddhi.

Modialso invoked two Bollywood movie titles to emphasize the need to expand andstrengthen tiger conservation efforts.

Modifurther stated that in 2014, the number of protected areas was 692 and thenumber rose to more than 860 in 2019. Similarly, the numbers of communityreserves were 43 in 2014 and rose to more than 100 in 2019.

The PrimeMinister also said that India will build more homes for its citizens and alsocreate quality habitats for animals at the same time adding that he just wantto tell the people associated with this work that the story which started with EkTha Tiger and reach Tiger Zinda Hai should not stop there and that thework towards tiger conservation has to be expanded and sped up.

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