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Petitioning Vice President of India Hon'ble Shri Hamid Ansari and 12 others

Restore Tiger occupancy area which shrunk by 20,000 sq km in India - Sukanya Kadyan

The 2010 tiger census, unveiled on Monday, raised some hopes for the future of the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger. Tiger population has seen a 20% increase over four years between 2006 and 2010. The All India Tiger Estimation puts the figure of tigers at 1,706. While these numbers would suggest that the previous decline in the number of tigers has been reversed, experts are not convinced. But, even if the increase in tiger population is not contested, what is worrying is the shrinking of the tiger habitat. In 2006, India's tigers occupied 93,600 square km; it is down to 72,800 square km in 2010.
Most of India's tigers live in the country's 39 existing reserves, but the survey found that more than one-quarter of the tiger population lived outside the reserves. And for the first time, the survey included the Sundarbans, the region of mangrove forests on the border of India and Bangladesh, where 70 tigers were counted.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Vice President of India
    Hon'ble Shri Hamid Ansari
  • Animal Welfare Division
  • The Cabinet Secretary to the Govt. of India
  • Hon'ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan
  • Ministry of Environment and Forest
    The Secretary
  • The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau - WCCB
  • HE The President of India, New Delhi
    His Excellency Shri Pranab Mukherjee
  • Ministry of Environment and Forest
    The Director General of Forest
  • Hon'ble Speaker Lok Sabha
  • Dr. Rajesh Gopal
  • Prime Minister of India, New Delhi
    Hon'ble Sardar Manmohan Singh
  • OIPA in India
  • Shri Deepender Singh Hooda, MP

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