Tag: 50 years of Project Tiger


50 years of Project Tiger At the inaugural session of the commemoration of 50 years of Project Tiger, the Prime Minister released the latest tiger census data. According to the data, the tiger population was 1,411 in 2006, 1,706 in 2010, 2,226 in 2014, 2,967 in 2018 and 3,167 in 2022. The Prime Minister also launched the 'International Big Cat Alliance' (IBCA) and released Amrit Kaal Ka Tiger Vision', presenting the vision for tiger conservation in the next 25 years. About project tiger: India launched 'Project Tiger' on April 1, 1973, to promote tiger conservation. Initially, it covered nine tiger reserves spread over 18,278 sq km. At present, there are 53 tiger reserves spanning more than 75,000 sq km (approximately 2.4% of the country' s geographical area). National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA): It is a statutory body under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. It was established in 2005. It was constituted under enabling provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, as amended in 2006, for strengthening tiger conservation, as per powers and functions assigned to it. 'International Big Cat Alliance' (IBCA) IBCA will focus on the protection and conservation of the world's seven major big cats: the Tiger, Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Puma, Jaguar, and Cheetah.