Monday 8 January 2018

NEWSLINK: Tiger lovers expect to see rise in numbers as big cat census begins today

2012 Suedchinesischer Tiger.JPGThe much-awaited all-India tiger census starts on Monday and animal enthusiasts are waiting with bated breath to know the results.

Karnataka boasts of housing 406 tigers, the largest number in the country. "We hope that the population has reduced, even if there is no increase," said Forest minister Ramanath Rai.

Speaking to DH, Somashekar, southern region head of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), said the census was being done at different periods in different places. However, in south India it is being held simultaneously to ensure that there is no duplication and error.


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