Tiger population in Uttar Pradesh | Tiger reserves in UP

Uttar Pradesh is a large state in northern India. Although less than 10 percent of the state is covered in forests, the Tiger population in Uttar Pradesh is more than some heavily forested states. Let’s find out how many estimated number of Tigers live in Uttar Pradesh in this article.

How many Tigers live in the forests of Uttar Pradesh

As per the 2023 Tiger status report, there are an estimated 205 Tigers in Uttar Pradesh. The following are the Tiger numbers in UP from 2006 to 2022.

Note: The 2023 report is based on 2022 population count.

YearEstimated number of Tigers in Uttar Pradesh

How many Tigers reserves are there in Uttar Pradesh?

There are four Tiger reserves in UP –

  1. Dudhwa Tiger reserve
  2. Pilibhit Tiger reserve
  3. Ranipur Tiger reserve
  4. Amangarh Tiger Reserve which is a buffer area of Jim Corbett National Park

Among the four Tiger reserves of UP, Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is the largest and has the highest number of Tigers. The state of Uttar Pradesh has nearly doubled its Tiger count from 2006 to 2022. From 2018 to 2022, the state saw an 18.5 percent increase in Tiger numbers.

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