Uttarakhand’s tiger reserves see big cats everywhere; numbers increased significantly in 2 years
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 08-Sep-2017
Dehradun, 8 September: The hilly snow-capped mountains with ash-grey clouds passing in the dawn is something to look at in Uttarakhand. The tourist state offers more than travelling, food, weather, shopping etc and i.e. tiger watching. A few years back, the numbers of the tiger population in India had receded due to poaching and other weather issues. However, the situation has turned upside-down this year when Uttarakhand recorded a significant increase in the number of tigers and elephants.

 

The Corbett Tiger Reserve recorded 45 more tigers since 2015 and the Rajaji Tiger Reserve recorded 18 more big cats than what was recorded in the 2014 tiger census.

In the meanwhile, the government has expressed satisfaction over the increased number in the state and also stated that the elephant population has almost reached to its saturation level. The number of elephants has increased from 1797 to 1875 in the span of two years since 2015. The number of tigers in the state has increased by 63, taking the total to 242. Efforts are being made to preserve tigers and elephants and they are surely paying off.

The increase in number of tigers in the state is a big achievement for the forest department. Wildlife lovers too are happy with the increase in numbers of tigers and elephants in the state. A good wildlife will also help promote tourism in the state and an ecological balance will also be maintained.