India Tiger Population Increased by 20%

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India Tiger Population Increased by 20%

Post by Alpha Female » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:16 am

I found this rather interesting, since it's good to hear that the tiger population is increasing, but at the same time it's a shame to hear it's decreasing in certain areas.
Tiger populations in India
August 2011. The Indian government has released the details of the 2010 assessment of tiger populations in India, as well as other predators and their prey. This study reports a countrywide increase of 20% in tiger numbers with an estimated number of 1706 (potentially 1520-1909).

2006 - 1411 tigers
The 2006 estimate was 1411 (between 1165 - 1657) tigers. This country level assessment is carried out every four years, and is a collaborative initiative between the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), Wildlife Institute of India (WII), tiger States and outside expertise.

Decline outside key areas
There is a decline of 12.6% in tiger occupancy from connecting habitats. This has happened in peripheral and dispersal areas having low densities outside tiger reserves and tiger source populations. The increase in tiger numbers is due to the fact that tiger populations in Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Karnataka have shown an increase in tiger density. The inclusion of Sunderbans, some portions of North East and parts of Maharashtra have also contributed to the increase.

Double sampling method
The methodology consisted of a double sampling approach - including an unprecedented 477,000 man days by forest staff, and 37,000 man days by professional biologists. A total effort of 81,409 trap nights yielded photo-captures of 635 unique tigers from a total camera trapped area of 11,192 km2 over 29 sites.

The report is not about tiger numbers alone and gives invaluable information on connectivity, corridors and habitats.
Source: http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/ti ... ia011.html
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Post by dark-wolf-32 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:06 am

Yay i love tigers. I just hope the dont die out.
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Post by Chiu » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:27 am

That's great news indeed!~

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Post by Toralu » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:40 am

This great news Alpha Female! I'm so glad you found, C: now I can keep track on the population of these incredible creatures.
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Post by Legendary-Taco » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:44 pm

Thanks for sharing, Alpha Female! ^^ Glad to hear the tiger population is increasing, as they are one of my favorite animals.
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Re: India Tiger Population Increased by 20%

Post by failwolf56 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:50 pm

Mhh, yes, great for you to share indeed Alpha Female! It's always nice to hear a bit of good new pretaining to wildlife now and then.
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Post by FAmE » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:49 pm

that's Great! i hope that the tiger population go's higher in other places as well! ^_^
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Re: India Tiger Population Increased by 20%

Post by ammolite » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:11 pm

aww! i hope they dont go extinced ): there my favorite animals
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Post by LeaderOfDreams » Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:33 pm

I really do like tigers, I love alot of animals and it is always nice to see the population increasing. Only is the endangered animals could to, it's not their fault though :)
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Post by BlackWarrior » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:18 am

Thanks for posting this Alpha F. It is interesting indeed and hopefully the population keeps going up. ^
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