Number of tigers in Odisha remains unchanged: NTCA

Bhubaneswar: Tiger population in Odisha has remained unchanged between 2014 and 2018, a report of the fourth cycle of All India Tiger Estimation conducted by National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) said.

Results of the All India Tiger Estimation, which was declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi today, also revealed that number of tigers in Odisha stood at 45 in 2006 and the figure dropped to 32 in 2010.

The tiger population in India has increased from 2,226 in 2014 to 2,967 in 2018, the report said. The 33% rise in tiger numbers is the highest ever recorded between cycles which stood at 21% between 2006 to 2010 and 30% between 2010 and 2014.

Madhya Pradesh saw the highest number of tigers at 526, closely followed by Karnataka at 524 with Uttarakhand at number 3 with 442 tigers.

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