9 April, 2023 | Pragati Singh
Tiger census results are positive, as the survey revealed that the overall number of tigers in 2022 will be 3167.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the current Tiger census results are positive, as the survey revealed that the overall number of tigers in 2022 will be 3167.
Taking to social media PM Modi tweeted, “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”.
PM Modi also praised the efforts of forest officers and other people participating in the Tiger Conservation process.
“As I conclude a memorable visit to the Bandipur and Mudumalai Tiger Reserves, I want to acknowledge the hard work 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,” the PM added to his tweet.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi launched a programme commemorating Project Tiger’s 50th anniversary. In addition, the Prime Minister established the International Big Cats Alliance (IBCA). PM Modi stressed the importance of wildlife conservation during the inaugural commemoration of ’50 Years of Project Tiger’ in Mysuru.
“Project Tiger leads the way in the protection and conservation of the big cats. International Big Cat Alliance is our endeavor for the protection and conservation of big cats,” he said.
He also published ‘Amrit Kaal Ka Vision For Tiger Conservation,’ a summary report of the 5th cycle of the Tiger Reserve Management Effectiveness Assessment. PM Modi also released a summary of the All India Tiger Estimate report (5th cycle). On the occasion of Project Tiger’s 50th anniversary, he also issued a commemorative coin.