Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020

Indian Sunderbans tiger numbers to increase




The number of tigers in the Indian portion of the Sunderbans is expected to rise in the soon-to-be-released National Tiger Census report.


According to a recent media report, at least 94 tigers have been camera-trapped in the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve as well as the South 24 Parganas forest division during 2018.


Out of these, 64 cats were in the tiger reserve and the 34 in the buffer zone. In 2016-17, when the last census exercise was held, the count was 87.


The National Tiger Conservation Authority will be releasing the findings of the tiger census in the first week of June, the report said. 



Source: Down to Earth, Sunday 12 May 2019.