Tiger census in 2022 report
National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and the Wildlife Institute of India
Tiger census 2022 report
Tiger census in 2022 report released:
- who conducted the Tiger census in 2022?
Ans. Tiger census in 2022 was conducted by an independent as the analysis was done by an independent agency, Wildlife institute of india, report was jointly released by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and the Wildlife Institute of India
2. what are the findings?
Ans. Important findings,
- India’s tiger populationreached 3,682 in 2022, a significant increase from 2,967 in 2018, which is 70% of the tigers in the wild.
- This was the 5th Tiger Census
- India’s tiger populationreached 3,682 in 2022, a significant increase from 2,967 in 2018,
- This year marks 50 years of the the celebration of Project Tiger
- The report reveals that in 2022, the highest number of tigers, 785, was reported in Madhya Pradesh, followed by Karnataka (563), Uttarakhand (560) and Maharashtra (444).
- Nearly a quarter of the tigers were reportedly found outside protected areas.
- Madhya Pradesh stands out as a success story, with its forests witnessing an increase of 259 tigers in just four years, according to the survey.
- Tiger occupancy in Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Telangana showed a decline.
- Tigers were locally extirpated from Kawal tiger reserve and Chennur of Telangana, Sri Venkateswara National park in Andhra Pradesh, Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Odisha, Sahyadri Tiger reserve from Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.
- Tiger occupancy in the Western Ghats declined, the latest analysis showed. The number of individuals photographed in the region was 824.
- 194 tigers were captured by the camera traps in the North East Hills and Brahmaputra Plains, the report showed. Although more than half of the landscape has forest cover, according to India State of Forest Report 2021, wildlife richness is limited to very few protected areas. The northeastern hill tiger populations are genetically unique and should be the top priority of conservation action in the country due to their low population size and genetically unique lineage, they added.
- The least number (100) of tigers were captured by camera traps in the Sundarbans. The unique geographic location of the Sundarbans makes it vulnerable to climate change and submergence from sea-level rise, the authors noted. Also the deltaic region faces a substantial amount of accretion and erosion every year.
Tigers will be reintroduced in the Madhav National Park
Tigers will be reintroduced in the Madhav National Park (MNP) of Madhya Pradesh more than six decades after they were last seen there.
The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has given the green signal to relocate five tigers from three national parks of the state to MNP.