Why India’s tiger population rebounded 30 percent


India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests reported today that the population of tigers in India has increased 30 percent in the last three years – a remarkable recovery for a severely endangered species.

“While the tiger population is falling in the world, it is rising in India. This is great news,” said Prakash Javadekar, the environment minister of India.

India is home to 70 percent of the world’s tiger population. In 2011, India had only 1,706 tigers, but by the end of 2014 there were 2,226, according to the tiger census taken every three years by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). In 2008, the census recorded 1,411 tigers, a historic low. READ MORE.