Question raised in Lok Sabha on Human-Animal Conflicts, 07/02/2017. Incidence of human-animal conflict and death due to such conflict are reported in various parts of the country from time to time. However, as the management of forest and wildlife is the mandate of State Governments, State-wise and year-wise data of such incidents are not collated in the Ministry. As per the report of Project Tiger and Project Elephant, state-wise details of human casualty/ death, including Kerala during last three years is given in Annexure-I and II.

The Environment Ministry is proposed to be allocated Rs 2,675.42 crore in the 2017-18 Union Budget, an increase of Rs 399.42 crore over the last fiscal.

According to India’s Fifth National Report submitted to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2014, out of the 34 global biodiversity hotspots, four are present in India which are: (i) Himalaya: (Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and hill regio

According to India’s Fifth National Report submitted to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2014, out of the 34 global biodiversity hotspots, four are present in India which are: (i) Himalaya: (Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and hill regio

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Project Tiger, 29/11/2016. Project Tiger is implemented in 50 tiger reserves spread over 18 tiger range States of the country as of now. It is one of the most successful conservation programme in the world which has brought the endangered tiger on assured path of recovery. The total funds released to the tiger range States under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Project Tiger since 2014, year and State-wise is at Annexure-I. Sufficient funds have been provided to the tiger reserves, inter alia including those of the State of Maharashtra.

In an effort to put an end to the rising human-animal conflict, an Indo-German team visited Nagarahole National Park in the taluk to study the possibilities of finding new methods to mitigate the p

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Human-Animal Conflict, 02/08/2016. The Central Government provides partial financial assistance to the States/ Union Territory Governments under the Centrally Sponsored Schemes of 'Project Tiger' and ’Project Elephant', inter alia, for the management of human wildlife conflict. Details of funds released to State Governments under the Centrally Sponsored
Schemes of 'Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats', 'Project Tiger' and ’Project Elephant' during last three years and the current year is at Annexure I(A),I(B) and I(C) respectively .

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Poaching of tigers, 25/07/2016. The assessment of the status of tigers, co-predators and their prey 2014 using the refined methodology has shown a countrywide 30% increase in tiger numbers with an estimated number of 2226 (range 1945-2491) as compared to 2010 estimation of 1706 (range 1520-1909 tigers). The details of tiger estimation pertaining to tiger landscapes in the country for the years 2010 and 2014 are at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Tiger Reserves, 19/07/2016. As on date, there are 49 tiger reserves in the country and their details, are at Annexure-I. Funding assistance is given to all the tiger States / tiger reserves under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Project Tiger based on their Annual Plan of Operations. So far, funds have been released to 18 tiger reserves during the current financial year 2016-17 and others are in progress.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Funds under Project Tiger, 02/05/2016. The names of the States wherein Project Tiger is in operation at present alongwith the details thereof, State-wise, is at Annexure-I. The details of funds provided to the State Governments for the maintenance of each Tiger Reserve under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Project Tiger from the year 2013 to 2016 are at Annexure-II.

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