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