Nepal excels at zero poaching of tigers while India is the "tiger heavyweight" in the region in terms of recovering the number of the cats, according to organisers of an anti-poaching summit here.

The latest tiger census results showing a 30% increase in Big Cat numbers in four years throws up a crucial question for conservationists and policy-makers: how many tigers can India's forests hold

Rajasthan too has kept pace with the increase in tiger numbers nationally.

India's tiger population has increased by nearly a third to 2,226, a government survey showed on Tuesday, boosting conservation efforts in the country with the biggest population of the endangered

India's tiger population has increased by nearly a third to 2,226, a government survey showed on Tuesday, boosting conservation efforts in the country with the biggest population of the endangered

Big scope for increasing big cat population in new areas: Experts
A tiger at the Bandipur Tiger Reserve (National Park) in Chamarajanagar district. dh file photo

India’s tiger count has gone up by more than 30 per cent in the past four years, according to a latest study on tiger population which was released on Tuesday.

This is the third round of the country level assessment of Tigers, Co-predators and Prey, using the refined methodology. As a country having the maximum number of tigers and their source area, India also has the unique distinction of embarking on this refined methodology across all forested habitats and tiger States within the country.

Bangladesh alongwith Sierra Leone and South Sudan led a ranking of countries facing extreme risks as a result of climate change, exacerbating the chances of civil conflict, according to a study by Maplecroft. Read more in November 2014 edition of the Monthly Overview on State of Environment,Bangladesh.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on conservation of tigers and Asiatic lions, 18/12/2014.

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