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Country�s tiger population increases to 2,226: NE�s share 201

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NEW DELHI, Jan 20 � Tiger population in India has increased to 2,226 marking an increase of 30.5 per cent since the last estimate. The tiger population in the north eastern hills and Brahmaputra flood plains has also increased to 201.

The Status of Tigers in India Report 2014 was released by Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar here.

Javadekar released various reports on the status of tiger population in India, including the Report on All India Tiger Estimation 2014, Report on Management Effectiveness Evaluation of Tiger Reserves -2014, Compendium on Status of Tiger Reserves, Report on Economic Valuation of Tiger Reserves, Report on Assessment of Changes Forest Cover in Tiger Reserves (Shivalik- Gangetic Plain Landscape), and Report on Corridors: Connecting Tiger Population.

In the north eastern hill states and Brahmaputra flood plains, the tiger population, which was estimated at 100 in 2006, increased to 146 in 2010 and further increased to 201 last year.

In Assam, tiger population was counted at 167, which is an impressive increase from 70 tigers in 2006 to 143 in 2010.

In Arunachal Pradesh, tiger population was counted at 14, which increased to 28 last year. In Mizoram on the other hand, the tiger population decreased to three from six in 2006.

Meanwhile, the Minister said that government initiatives to streamline tiger conservation along with effective forest management and community participation had led to increase in the number of tigers. All-around involvement of all stakeholders had helped growth in the number of tigers from 1,706 in 2010 to 2,226 in the latest estimate. This increase in tiger population was a testimony to the success of various measures adopted by the government, Javadekar claimed.

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Country�s tiger population increases to 2,226: NE�s share 201

NEW DELHI, Jan 20 � Tiger population in India has increased to 2,226 marking an increase of 30.5 per cent since the last estimate. The tiger population in the north eastern hills and Brahmaputra flood plains has also increased to 201.

The Status of Tigers in India Report 2014 was released by Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar here.

Javadekar released various reports on the status of tiger population in India, including the Report on All India Tiger Estimation 2014, Report on Management Effectiveness Evaluation of Tiger Reserves -2014, Compendium on Status of Tiger Reserves, Report on Economic Valuation of Tiger Reserves, Report on Assessment of Changes Forest Cover in Tiger Reserves (Shivalik- Gangetic Plain Landscape), and Report on Corridors: Connecting Tiger Population.

In the north eastern hill states and Brahmaputra flood plains, the tiger population, which was estimated at 100 in 2006, increased to 146 in 2010 and further increased to 201 last year.

In Assam, tiger population was counted at 167, which is an impressive increase from 70 tigers in 2006 to 143 in 2010.

In Arunachal Pradesh, tiger population was counted at 14, which increased to 28 last year. In Mizoram on the other hand, the tiger population decreased to three from six in 2006.

Meanwhile, the Minister said that government initiatives to streamline tiger conservation along with effective forest management and community participation had led to increase in the number of tigers. All-around involvement of all stakeholders had helped growth in the number of tigers from 1,706 in 2010 to 2,226 in the latest estimate. This increase in tiger population was a testimony to the success of various measures adopted by the government, Javadekar claimed.