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India’s 2018 tiger census in Guinness Book of World Records

India’s 2018 tiger census makes its place in Guinness Book of World Records as the largest camera –trap wildlife survey

Camera trap Tiger from Simlipal tiger reserve Image Courtesy Google

On Saturday, India’s 2018 tiger census has entered Guinness Book of World Record for being the largest camera-trap wildlife survey.

Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change proudly shared the news on Twitter. He further claimed that 4 years prior to the target, India was able to double the count of the tigers in the nation.

Javadekar’s Tweet stated that the country successfully achieved its resolution to double the tiger count four years ahead of the target. This was possible through #SankalpSeSiddhi under the leadership of honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Additionally, he mentioned that The All India Tiger Estimation has set a new #GuinnessWorldRecord for being the largest camera-trap #wildlife survey. Moreover, he also said that this is indeed a great moment and a shining example of #AatmanirbharBharat!

The paired camera traps were positioned at 139 study sited across 26,760 different spots. 35 million pictures were generated including 51,337 leopard and 76,523 tiger pictures.

India was home to 2,967 tigers in 2018. According to the tiger estimation report of 2018, more than half of the tiger population called Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh their home.

Image Courtesy- Google

The last census in 2014 revealed the total estimate of 2,226. Since then there was a population hike of approximately 33 percent.

Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi shared the data while announcing that the population of the tigers had increased from 2226 in 2014 to 2967.

Not only a new world standard has been set in tiger census but also the amazing results have certified the efforts of India in tiger conservation.

This further indicates that India has marked its place as one of the most secure and largest habitats for the tigers.

An application was marked to the Guinness Book of World Record to verify if this was the largest wildlife survey ever conducted anywhere in the world.  

By Diksha Khiatani

A writer by day and a reader at night. Emerging from an Engineering background, Diksha is a travel freak and anxious to explore different cultures and religions. Inclined towards the off-beat places, she wishes to uncover the secrets on her Scooty (if possible). She always grabs some time to take a quick nap, listen to music, skating and eat a brownie.

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