India Tiger population 2016 Tiger Project in India

India Tiger population 2015

India's first Tiger Project India Tiger population 2016 Tiger Project in India for saving tiger
tiger rises from 268 in 1973 to 1,468 at present . Forty years of tiger conservation efforts in the country seems to have borne fruit with the number of big cats rising more than five times from 268 in 1973.


When project tiger was launched from Corbett's Dhikala range in 1973, tiger population in the country stood at 268. It has now risen to 1,468. It was on April 1, 1973 that the then Union Minister Karan Singh launched India's first Tiger Project from CTR's Dhikala forest range.

Currently there are 27 tiger reserves across the country spread over an area of 38,761 sq km which constitutes 1.14 per cent of the country's total geographical area.

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