With nearly 3000 tigers, India has become the safest habitats in the world for the big cats. While the country’s big cat population went up to 2,967 from 2,226 in 2014, a rise of 33 per cent, Assam too saw a positive growth in the past four years.
According to the Assam state forest department, the big cat population in the state went up to 190 in 2018 from 167 in 2014.
Sailen Pandey, PRO of Assam state forest department said that, a total of 143 tigers were found in Assam in 2010 and the population of the big cats went up to 167 in 2014 and 190 in 2018.
“It is a remarkable achievement for the state forest department that, Assam has also become a safer habitat for the big cat,” he said.
Pandey further said that, the forest officials, forest guards, different NGOs, a large section of people of the state are engaged in their works to save the big cats in state.
On the other hand, Assam forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya said that, Assam has been blessed with the immense amount of scenic beauty added by a positively populated wildlife ranking making a sustainable impact of the ecosystem of the state.
“Today’s All India Tiger Estimation survey result released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi pours a happy smile in the faces of nature lovers with data on the impressive increase in the number of tigers in Assam,” Parimal Suklabaidya said.