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Index – Tech-Science – The number of tigers in India has increased

Index – Tech-Science – The number of tigers in India has increased

According to data published on Sunday, the number of tigers in India has doubled since its lowest point in 2006, reaching 3,167 specimens. One hundred thousand tigers lived in Asia in the twentieth century. At the beginning of the twentieth century, but due to the expansion of human civilization, predatory animals were on the verge of complete extinction within a hundred years.

the CNN According to him, the growth of Indian tigers is a great success because the state program to save them was launched 50 years ago this year, in 1973.

In the decades that followed, India’s population tripled. Currently, tigers live in 53 reserves covering a total area of ​​75,800 square kilometres.

It is estimated that there are currently 4,500 tigers living in the wild on Earth – so 70 percent of the total population is now in India.

India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, visited two wildlife sanctuaries to mark the anniversary, emphasized the importance of protecting biodiversity, and announced that the reintroduction of cheetahs, which were extirpated in the 1970s, would also begin.

Indian tigers are still destroyed by poachers, but it also happens that they stray into human settlements in search of food and cause anxiety.