New Delhi: The Center informed the Supreme Court on Friday that there is an annual rise of six percent in the big cat’s population, which offsets natural losses. The Center projected the great success of saving tigers from the verge of extinction to today becoming home to 70 percent of the global population.
According to the St. Petersburg Declaration on tiger protection, India doubled its tiger population in 2018, four years ahead of schedule, TOI reported.
Aishwarya Bhati, an additional solicitor general, testified in front of a court comprised of Justices KM Joseph and BV Nagarathna that all necessary measures are being taken to protect the big cats and that there are now 53 tiger reserves totalling about 76,000 square kilometres and 2,967 tigers living in the nation.
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The National Tiger Conservation Authority effectively disregarded the prospect of introducing big cat artificial breeding in its affidavit.
It was stated that the country’s natural ecology is where scientific management of wildlife is carried out, and artificial breeding practices are not encouraged here.
The results of the quadrennial all-tiger estimation undertaken in 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 demonstrate the process’ great efficacy.
According to the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species, tigers are considered to be in the ‘Endangered’ category. There are 12 regional tiger conservation landscapes (TCLs) in Asia that are home to tigers. Of them, six are global priority TCLs for long-term tiger conservation significance, and they contain more than 70 percent of the tiger species’ genetic diversity worldwide.