Quick Facts & News released by National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA):
1. The latest report on Status of Tigers in India, 2014 showed 30% increase in tiger population to 2226 from 1706 in 2010.
2. The largest increase was recorded in the Western Ghats Landscape complex comprising Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Tamil Nadu with 776 tigers (from 402 in 2006).
3. India now has 70% of the tiger population in the world.
4. In 2006, the no. of tigers in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and Karnataka were 290, 76 and 46 respectively. In 2014, the number of tiger increased to 406, 229 and 136 in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala respectively.
5. The Mudumalai-Bandipur-Nagarahole-Wayanad complex holds the world’s single largest tiger population currently estimated at over 570 tigers.
6. Odisha reported a fall in number.
7. Goa now has a persistent tiger presence with three to five animals. The tiger population had increased in Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
8. The population had increased at the rate of 6% per annum in India from 2006 while the world lost 97% tigers in the last 50 years in 13 countries. This was made possible due to increase in effective tackling of poaching, and the positive attitude of the wildlife services.
9. The latest round of assessment used state-of-the art technology of double sampling, using camera traps to estimate the assessment and distribution of tigers in 47 reserves in 18 States.