Number of tigers increasing in Assam: Forest Minister

The number of tigers in Assam is increasing and it may become the highest in the country in future.

Guwahati: The number of tigers in Assam is increasing and it may become the highest in the country in future, state Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain told the assembly today.

“Going by pug marks and remote camera sensing device reports, there are indications that tiger population in Kaizranga and other wildlife sanctuaries is on the rise," Hussain said.

The forest minister said that wildlife conservation efforts had borne fruit and despite incidents of poaching, the number of endangered species including one-horn rhinoceros
was rising in Kaziranga.

"We have enhanced the ration wages of forest guards living in the remote beat offices inside wildlife sanctuaries and provided them latest weapons to combat poachers and
protect the animals", he said.

PTI

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