New Delhi, (thestates.news): Today is International Tiger Day. On this occasion, union Forest, Environment and Climate Change Minister Bhupendra Yadav tweeted that due to the tireless efforts of the National Tiger Conservation Authority, the number of tigers has doubled in the last eight years. With this, the number of tiger reserves has also increased from 9 to 52. Efforts should be continued to preserve the number of tigers and to preserve them.
He said that all of us should be aware of environmental protection and conservation of wildlife and should continue to play our role. It is noteworthy that, according to the tiger census, the number of tigers in India is 2,967, which is more than 75 per cent of the world’s population. India’s name has also been recorded in the ‘Guinness Book of World Records as the largest tiger count. At the same time, in the year 1973, there were only 9 tiger reserves in India, whereas as of today, their number has increased to 52. The states with the most tigers are Madhya Pradesh (526), Karnataka (524), and Uttarakhand (442). If these three states were merged, they would contain half of the tigers. (HS)