With around 3,000 tigers, India has become one of the safest and most secure habitats of Tiger, Prime Minister Modi said on Monday as he released the fourth cycle of All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018 at Lok Kalyan Marg, Delhi.
“Today we can proudly say that India with nearly 3000 tigers is one of the biggest and most secure habitats of Tiger,” Modi said.
“The story which started from ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and reached to ‘Tiger Zinda hai’, should not stop there,” Modi said in his address.
“The results of the just declared tiger census would make every Indian, every nature lover happy. Nine long years ago, it was decided in St. Petersburg that the target of doubling the tiger population would be 2022. We in India completed this target four years early,” Modi said.
On InternationalTigerDay PM Modi also presented the award to Sathyamanglam Tiger Reserve, for showing the highest increment in the quadrennial Management Effective Evaluation.
The Tiger Estimation exercise is believed to be the world’s largest wildlife survey effort in terms of coverage, intensity of sampling and quantum of camera trapping.
India conducts the All India Tiger Estimation every four years. Three cycles of the estimation have already been completed in 2006, 2010 and 2014.