Union Environment releases Tigers Status Report 2018

Union Environment releases Tigers Status Report 2018

On the eve of global tiger day, Union Minister for Environment & Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javedkar released Tigers Status Report 2018. This detailed report assesses the status of tigers in terms of spatial occupancy and density of individual populations across India. 

In addition to the summary report released by the Prime Minister of India on the “Status of Tigers in India” in July 2019, this detailed report compares information obtained from the earlier three surveys (2006, 2010, and 2014) with data obtained from the 2018-19 survey to estimate population trends at country and landscape scales, patch colonization and extinction rates along with information on likely factors responsible for changes in tiger status at the fine spatial resolution of 100 km.

The report evaluates the status of habitat corridors connecting major tiger populations and highlights vulnerable areas that require conservation attention for each landscape. The report provides information on major carnivores and ungulates regarding their distribution and relative abundance.

Global Tiger Day – 29th July

Tigers Status Report 2018

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Despite several constraints such as less land mass, India has eight percent of bio-diversity with 70 percent of world’s tiger population. India is tirelessly working with all 13 tiger range countries towards nurturing the tiger population. The detailed report of the 4th All India Tiger Estimation is unique in the following ways;

  • Abundance index of co-predators and other species has been carried out which hitherto was restricted only to occupancy
  • Sex ratio of tigers in all camera trap sites has been carried out for the first time.
  • Anthropogenic effects on tiger population have been elaborated in a detailed manner.
  • Tiger abundance within pockets in tiger reserves has been demonstrated for the first time.
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