All India Tiger Estimation 2022

All India Tiger Estimation 2022

News: The fifth cycle of the All-India Tiger Estimation (2022) was released to mark 50 years of Project Tiger.

Key Findings:
Tiger Population and Growth rate
 3,167 in 2022, up from 2,967 in 2018.
 About 6.7% (from 2018 to 2022) which is significantly slower than the 33% growth rate during 2014- 2018.

Which areas have seen significant increase?
 Shivalik Hills and Gangetic Plains saw a significant increase in the tiger population.

Which areas have seen decline in Tiger occupancy?
 Tiger occupancy in the Western Ghats declined, with significant declines observed in the Wayanad landscape and in the Biligiriranga Hills
 Tiger occupancy in Northeast Hills, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana showed a decline.

New areas of Tiger population:
 Uttar Pradesh’s Suhelwa Wildlife Sanctuary and northwest of Yamuna in Himachal Pradesh.
High conservation priority
 The genetically unique and small population of tigers in Simlipal is of high conservation priority.
Best maintained Tiger reserve
 Periyar Tiger Reserve (TR), Kerala is the best-maintained of all TRs followed by Satpura TR (Madhya
Pradesh), Bandipur and Nagarhole (Karnataka).
Largest Tiger population
 The Nilgiri cluster (Nagarahole to Biligiriranga Hills) is the largest tiger population in the world. 

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