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Tigers Population: Down in Telangana

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PNS|Hyderabad

The number of tigers in Telangana has declined by 19 per cent. The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)’s ‘Status Tigers Co-Predators and Prey in India’ report said that overall the number of tigers declined from 26 in 2018 to 21 in 2022 in Telangana.

The report was released on Sunday at the Jim Corbett Park in Uttarakhand. Andhra Pradesh on the other hand saw the number of tigers increase from 48 to 63 in the years from 2018 to 2022 at the Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR).

The number of tigers in India has increased from 2,967 in 2018 to 3,682 in 2022, an annual rise of 6 per cent, according to the latest government data released on International Tiger Day on Saturday.

Tigers are predominantly found at the Amrabad Tiger Reserve (ATR). Now there are 21 tigers in the ATR area which was 14 as per the 2018 census.
The ATR was recognised to be in the very good category in Management Effectiveness Evaluation (MEE) of tiger reserves with a score of 78.79 along with Corbett Park.

Kawal with a score of 74.24 is ranked in the Good category.

The data shows that Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand have recorded a dip in the number of tigers in the last few years.

The ministry has called for serious conservation efforts to help the tiger population recover in these states.Kavitha, Forest Beat Officer, Nagarjuna sagar division, AmrabadTiger received award at Global Tiger day celebrations JimCorbett for her outstanding performance. Award Received from AshwiniKChoubey, Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change.

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