Tiger Deaths 2021 In India

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31 December 2021 Current Affairs:According to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), around 126 tigers died in India in 2021.

Highlights:

  • A tiger was recently discovered dead in Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh, bringing the total number of tigers killed in MP to 44 in 2021. 
  • The cause of Tiger’s death in Madhya Pradesh is being investigated by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).
  • A tigress died in the Dindori area of Madhya Pradesh earlier this year, allegedly as a result of poisoning.
  • Madhya Pradesh is the state with the most tiger deaths (44), followed by Maharashtra (26) and Karnataka (14).
  • The tiger is classified as “endangered” on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). 
  • The global wild tiger population was estimated to be somewhere between 3,062 and 3,948 mature individuals in 2015.
  •  The majority of the population lives in small, isolated communities. India currently has the world’s largest tiger population.

National Tiger Conservation Authority 

  • The Tiger Task Force recommended that the NTCA be established in December 2005.
  • It was established by India’s Prime Minister to oversee Project Tiger and a number of Tiger Reserves across the country.
  • In April 1973, Project Tiger, a tiger conservation program, was launched. 
  • It was established with the goal of ensuring the survival of the Bengal tiger population in its natural habitats, preserving biologically significant areas, and protecting the tiger from extinction.

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