Status of tigers, co-predators and prey in India, 2010

Results of the recent tiger population estimation exercise show that the numbers of the highly endangered big cat in India have increased. The estimated population of 1,706 individual tigers represents a 20 percent increase from the last survey in 2006, which estimated a number of 1,411. The increase is based on the survey of additional areas as well as an increase in the number of tigers within high-density populations. These results are the highlights of the Indian Government’s report - Status of Tigers, co predators and prey in India, 2010. This countrywide assessment of tigers, co-predators and prey included all 17 tiger states, and involved 477,000 work-days by forest staff and 37,000 work-days by professional biologists, making it the largest exercise of its kind in the world.

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