Target to double tiger population in India: Vardhan

NEW DELHI, July 27:
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan today said the Government has set a target of doubling the tiger population in the country.
Speaking at an event here in the run-up to the ‘International Tiger Day’ on July 29, Vardhan said if tigers are conserved, the country will then also be able to protect environment and deal with environmental threats that exist in the world.
“To conserve tiger, it is necessary to increase their population. We have a target of doubling the tiger population,” the minister of Environment Forest and Climate Change said.
He said that India has 70 per cent of the world’s tiger population.
The preliminary census data of the ongoing tiger census is showing rise in the population of the big cats in the country, which is a “big thing”, he said. (PTI)


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