Northeast Tiger Population Census: According to the most recent government assessment, there are 194 tigers in the Northeast Hills and Brahmaputra plains.
In 2018, the estimated tiger population in the Northeast Hills and Brahmaputra plains was 219 individuals.
Tiger populations in the Northeast and the Brahmaputra plains have declined over time due to habitat degradation, fragmentation, and poaching.
Tiger population has gone up in Shivalik Hills-Gangetic Plains landscape, central India & Sundarbans but their numbers have dwindled in Western Ghats & Northeast-Brahmaputra Plains due to habitat loss, fragmentation and poaching, according to ‘Status of Tigers Report 2022’
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Better protection and augmentation of prey in protected areas such as Nameri, Buxa, Namdapha, and Kamlang, according to the Summary Report on the Status of Tigers in India 2022, released today by the National Tiger Conservation Authority and Wildlife Institute of India in Dehradun, could help increase the tiger population.
“The Northeast tiger population is genetically unique and small in size, necessitating intensive conservation efforts,” according to the paper.
“The region is currently facing a number of threats, including habitat loss, poaching, and human-wildlife conflict, which necessitate increased conservation efforts,” it added.
The research also revealed a “decrease in tiger occupancy throughout the Western Ghats,” in addition to the Northeast.
In 2022, the area registered 824 “unique tigers,” compared to 981 in 2018, “indicating a decline in some regions.”
However, due to inaccessible terrain, a lack of qualified frontline employees, and logistical challenges, the report claims that ecological monitoring of wildlife resources and habitats is confined to a few areas in the landscape. It emphasizes the importance of ecological monitoring outside of protected areas in order to evaluate and identify wildlife corridors and to prepare and mitigate the impact of development activities.
According to the 2017 tiger census, India has at least 3,167 tigers, according to estimates released on Sunday. While this appears to be an increase from the previous census in 2018, the figures are not precisely comparable because a fundamental computation to compute the maximum and minimum range of the tiger population has not to be completed.