The tiger population in India is on the rise. There are 3,682 tigers in India (average), Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change announced in July 2023. Do you know which state has the highest number of Tigers in India? Let’s find out.
Which state has the highest number of Tigers in India?
Madhya Pradesh is the state with the highest number of Tigers in India. There are 785 tigers in Madhya Pradesh as estimated in 2022. This is a significant increase from 526 in 2018. Karnataka comes second with 563 tigers followed by Uttarakhand which is home to 560 tigers.
Top 5 states with the highest Tiger population in India
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Madhya Pradesh has some of the best forests for tiger sightings. The Bandhavgarh and Kanha Tiger reserves are famous all over the world for their tiger safaris. The 7 tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh are –
- Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve
- Kanha Tiger reserve
- Panna Tiger reserve
- Pench Tiger reserve
- Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve
- Satpura Tiger reserve
- Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve
Veerangana Durgavati Tiger Reserve became MP’s seventh tiger reserve in September 2023. The reserve has an area of 2,340 square kilometers covering parts of the Narisinghpur, Damoh, and Sagar districts. The core area of the reserve is 1,414 sq km.
The Tiger population in India increased from 1,411 in 2006 to 2,967 in 2018 to 3,682 in 2022.
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The forest departments of various states have done a tremendous job of conserving and managing the wildlife and ecosystems, and also of developing a tourism industry around the forests. With the increase in forest area hopefully, the Tiger population will increase even further in our country.