Madhya Pradesh has regained its ‘Tiger State’ status with 526 tigers. In the Tiger Census Report 2018, which was released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the national capital recently, Madhya Pradesh has seen an increase in the tiger population by nearly 70 per cent, as the population in the last census was recorded at 308 tigers. For the last two census reports of 2010 and 2014, Karnataka had beaten MP to twice become the ‘Tiger State’. However, with an increase of 218 tigers from the previous census, MP regained its pride of being the Tiger State. Interestingly, MP beat Karnataka by mere two tigers as the latter recorded 524 tigers while MP has 526 tigers.
This article is about Madhya Pradesh, since the recent census in India the Indian state with the most tigers – even comparedd with other countries.
With this status, the forest department will get more responsibility. Since the numbers have increased, cases of man-animal conflict will come as a challenge.
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