Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Population of tigers, 28/11/2016

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Population of tigers, 28/11/2016. The assessment of the status of tigers, co-predators and their prey 2014 using the refined methodology has shown estimated number of 2226 (range 1945-2491) tigers in the country. The State-wise details are at Annexure-I. All India Tiger Estimation, 2014 has shown a countrywide 30% increase in tiger numbers with an estimated number of 2226 (range 1945-2491 tigers) as compared to 2010 estimation of 1706 (range 1520-1909 tigers). The details of tiger estimation pertaining to tiger landscapes, State-wise for the years 2010 and 2014 are at Annexure-II.