Nagpur: In the last 3 days, the death of 2 tigresses – 1 at the rescue center in Gorewada and the other in the Pench Tiger Reserve – till the date of December 29 this year, a total of 124 tiger deaths have been recorded, Which is the highest in a decade according to National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) data, 60 of the 124 big cats that died were victims of poachers, accidents, and human-animal conflict outside protected areas, NTCA discloses data.
According to the 2018 census, India was home to 2,967 tigers in the country. National Tiger Conservation Authority has also publicly kept a file of tiger deaths since 2012.
According to National Tiger Conservation Authority, Madhya Pradesh has the highest loss of 42 tigers with 526 tigers. Then it is followed by Maharashtra, which has 312 tigers, at 26, and Karnataka, which hosts 524 tigers, has 15. Uttar Pradesh is home to about 173 tigers. , 9 deaths have also been recorded. The number may also be increased as National Tiger Conservation Authority uploads the information after additional verification.
Number of tigers lost
However, experts also fear that the number of tigers may also increase. Because this is actually the death toll. Some tigers even die inside the forest area due to natural causes. And his own death is not reported at all. Experts also say that in the year 2021, the total number of tigers lost by the country may be more.
Although an official of the Tiger Reserve of Dudhwa has also said that there has been a huge increase in the population of tigers, And this is the reason why the death toll is also likely to increase as it is a natural phenomenon. When tiger populations overspill, they may not move to other habitats at all.