Experts question tiger numbers.
India’s tiger numbers have come under the scanner as experts, including wildlife scientist Ullas Karanth, have questioned the enumeration methodology in a new paper published in a scientific journal.
India reported a 33% increase in the number of tigers in the wild in July this year, and the total tiger population was pegged at 2,967, a third more than the 2014 enumeration.
Well-known scientists doubt the tiger numbers from the latest All India Tiger Census and call for a drastic revision of the current way of counting tigers.
Not only the current way of counting tigers is inaccurate, it is also a waste of tax payers money.
Let’s call for a national discussion.