India’s tiger population is estimated to be 3,925 with an annual growth rate of 6.1% per annum. The report was released by Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ashwini Kumar on Global Tiger Day on 29 July 2023.
- Last year, minimum tiger population was 3,167 based on the camera-trapped area.
- The new estimate of 3,925 tigers comes from further analysis of data done by the Wildlife Institute of India, considering both camera-trapped and non-camera-trapped tiger presence areas.
- India currently harbors almost 75 percent of the world’s wild tiger population.
- The states with the largest tiger populations are Madhya Pradesh (785), Karnataka (563), Uttarakhand (560), and Maharashtra (444).
- Among the Tiger Reserves, Corbett has the highest tiger abundance with 260 tigers, followed by Bandipur with 150 and Nagarhole with 141 tigers.
Question: What is the estimated tiger population in India, as per the report released by the Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change on Global Tiger Day on 29 July 2023?
A) 2,500 B) 3,167 C) 3,682 D) 3,925
Answer: D) 3,925