03 October 2017

India, Nepal to Conduct First Joint Tiger Count

India, Nepal to Conduct First Joint Tiger Count

For the first time, Nepal and India will undertake a joint tiger census in their national parks, forests and protected areas adjoining the two countries using a globally-recognised method. The counting of tigers will begin from the second week of November.

Tiger is an endangered animal listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The last tiger count conducted by Nepal in 2013 puts the number of adult tigers around 200 in the Himalayan country.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Few famous Tiger Reserves in India are as follows-
  1. Jim Corbett National Park (Uttarakhand)
  2. Dudhwa National Park (Uttar Pradesh)
  3. Buxa National Park (West Bengal)
  4. Rajaji Tiger Reserve (Uttarakhand)
  • The 13 tiger range countries include Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Source- The Economic Times

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