On the occasion of Global Tiger Day July 29th this year a detailed report on the All-India Tiger Estimation 2022 was released in which according to the Wildlife Institute of India’s (WII) 5th quadrennial tiger census, India’s tiger population increased to 3,682 in 2022. The numbers in the report, revised from 3167 earlier, reflect a commendable annual growth rate of 6.1% per annum. The largest tiger population of 785 is in MP, followed by Karnataka (563), Uttarakhand (560) and Maharashtra (444). The tiger abundance within the Tiger
Reserve is highest in Corbett (260), followed by Bandipur (150), Nagarhole (141), Bandhavgarh (135) and Dudhwa (135). As per report Central India, the Shivalik Hills and Gangetic Plains witnessed a notable increase in tiger population, while the Western Ghats experienced localised declines, necessitating targeted monitoring and conservation efforts and Some states, including Mizoram, Nagaland, Jharkhand, Goa, Chhattisgarh and Arunachal Pradesh, have reported disturbing trends with small tiger populations. 

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