Mr. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, released the latest tiger census data at a mega event, marking the completion of 50 years of ‘Project Tiger.’
On the 9th of April, Sunday, Mr. Narendra Modi visited Karnataka’s Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Mysore. During the visit, Nr. Narendra Modi took jeep safari, witnessed the wildlife beauty and nature of the tiger reserve, following which released the Tiger Census data.
As per the Tiger Census Data, India’s tiger population in 2022 is 3,167. In the past years the population of tigers stood at 1,411 in 2006, 1,706 in 2010, 2,226 in 2014, 2,967 in 2018 and 3,167 in 2022. Expressing pride with the rising number of tigers in India, Mr. Narendra Modi said, “As I conclude a memorable visit to the Bandipur and Mudumalai Tiger Reserves, I want to acknowledge the hardwork of all forest officials, guards, tiger reserve frontline staff and everyone else working on tiger conservation. Words can’t do justice to their passion and effort.” He further added, “The numbers of the tiger census are encouraging. Congratulations to all stakeholders and environment lovers. This trend also places an added responsibility of doing even more to protect the tiger as well as other animals. This is what our culture teaches us too.”
After completing his tour, PM Narendra Modi released the government’s vision for tiger conservation during ‘Amrit Kaal’ and launched the International Big Cats Alliance (IBCA.)
Dressed in a cowboy attire, wearing Khaki pants, a camouflage t-shirt with an adventure gilet sleeveless jacket, Mr. Narendra Modi became the first PM to visit Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Notably, the Bandipur Tiger Reserve is among the top tiger sanctuaries in India.
Besides visiting the tiger reserve, during his tour, the PM of India also fed elephants at Theppakadu elephant camp.
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