Tiger Census, 2022

Recently, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the program ‘Commemoration of 50 years of Project Tiger’ at-Mysuru University in Mysuru, Karnataka.

  • The Prime Minister also launched the International Big Cats Alliance (IBCA). He released the summary report of All India Tiger Estimation (5th cycle).

About Tiger Census 2022

  • Released on April 9, 2023
  • Released by- Wildlife Institution of India
  • Project Tiger started in 1973
  • Completion of 50 years of Project Tiger in

Key Highlights

  • Since Project Tiger inception, the project has expanded from nine tiger reserves covering 18,278 km² to 53 reserves covering 75,796 km², which account for 2.3% of India’s land area.
  • The fifth cycle of All India Tiger Estimation (2022) covered forested habitats in 20 states of India.
  • As per 5th cycle of India’s Tiger Census, tiger numbers have increased from 2,967 in 2018 to 3,167 in 2022.
  • The animal’s population in the country has increased by 200 or 6.7 per cent in the past four years.
About International Big Cat Alliance

  • Launched by. The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for conservation of seven big cats namely Tiger, Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Cheetah, Jaguar and Puma harboring our planet on April 9, 2023.
  • The alliance aims to reach out to 97 range countries covering the natural habitats of Tiger, Lion, Snow Leopard, Puma, Jaguar, and Cheetah.