30% rise in tiger population since 2010: Javadekar

The estimated number of tigers in the country has gone up to 2,226 (range 1,945-2,491) as compared to 1,706 in 2010 (range 1,520-1,909 tigers).

New Delhi: There has been a 30 percent increase in the number of tigers in the country since 2010, Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday.

The estimated number of tigers in the country has gone up to 2,226 (range 1,945-2,491) as compared to 1,706 in 2010 (range 1,520-1,909 tigers), he informed the Lok Sabha.

"The assessment of the status of tigers, co-predators and their prey 2014 using the refined methodology has shown a countrywide 30 percent increase in tiger numbers," the minister said in reply to a question by Prathap Simha, BJP MP from Mysuru.

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