Tiger population in Odisha remains unchanged: NTCA

Bhubaneswar: Tiger population in Odisha has remained unchanged between 2014 and 2018 as the figure stood at 28, a report of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) said.

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar released the detailed report of Tiger Census on the eve of Global Tiger Day in New Delhi on Tuesday.

As per the report, the number of tigers in Odisha stood at 45 in 2006 while it dropped to 32 in 2010.

The poor and continued decline in tiger status in the states of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha is a matter of concern, the report said.

India’s tiger population now stands at 2967 which is 70 per cent of the global tiger population.

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