Watch the special episode where we talk about India's tiger estimation process. This is a massive exercise undertaken by India, the only country in the world that carries out such a process, at this scale. The Estimation process involves thousands of forests guards, NGO workers, researchers and volunteers who spread out into tiger reserves across the country collecting data, setting up camera traps and monitoring movement. The information and data collected is then sent to the Wildlife Institute of India, where the final tiger estimates are arrived at.
On Global Tiger Day, we are celebrating the increase in tiger numbers. We are feeling pleased that India today is home to almost 70% of the worlds tiger population. there are 2226 tigers in India, but these numbers have to compete with other numbers that usually take precedence.
I have dedicated my life towards working for the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, it tigers and the people. I think winning the peoples support for the conservation of any forests and its animals is key.
Saving the tiger calls for hard choices, clarity in priorities, a commitment both in word and deed. Saving the tiger means we recognise the writ of the tiger in its habitat.