PM to release new tiger population figures in Mysuru on April 9, India looks to reintroduce tigers in Cambodia | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a brand new tiger census report, revealing large cats’ present inhabitants within the nation, throughout a world tiger convention in Mysuru on April 9 – eight days after India completes 50 years of its Undertaking Tiger. The milestone 12 months can also see a grand plan to reintroduce tigers flown in from India to Cambodia, the way in which Cheetahs have been reintroduced to India from Namibia/South Africa.
With a present inhabitants of about 3000 tigers, India harbours greater than 70% world wild tiger inhabitants. Tiger inhabitants in India is rising at an annual charge of 6%. India doubled its wild tiger inhabitants in a span of about 12 years between 2006-18.
So far as the tiger reintroduction plan within the south-east Asian nation is anxious, India and Cambodia have already signed an MoU to translocate tigers to Cambodia the place the massive cats had gone extinct in 2009.
“Cambodia has misplaced all its tigers because of poaching, habitat loss and different points. A delegation from Cambodia has already been to India. Our delegation additionally went there. Discussions are underway on how we are able to assist them to reintroduce tigers there,” stated SP Yadav, member secretary of the Nationwide Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).
He stated, “We should discover out the reason for tiger disappearance there and be certain that all elements liable for it resembling prey base, poaching, patrolling, and infrastructure are taken care of. If Cambodia meets all the necessities, then solely we’ll go forward.”
With out spelling out any timeline for reintroduction of tiger in Cambodia, Yadav stated the 2 international locations would observe all protocols of the Worldwide Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for the tiger reintroduction programme.
The three day mega occasion in Mysore, starting April 9, will showcase India’s tiger conservation success globally to garner extra political and public assist for tiger conservation. Rs 50 commemorative coin will even be launched there to rejoice 50 years of Undertaking Tiger — a nationwide conservation programme of the massive cats within the nation.
The preliminary protection of the Undertaking Tiger, launched on April 1, 1973, included 9 tiger reserves unfold over 18,278 sq km which has expanded many folds and the nation presently has 53 tiger reserves protecting greater than 75,000 sq km (roughly 2.4% of the nation’s geographical space) of tiger habitat.
“These tiger reserves are repositories for biodiversity conservation within the nation guaranteeing regional water safety and carbon sequestration, thereby contributing in engaging in India’s local weather change mitigation targets,” stated Yadav.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button