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Experience the Majesty of Madhya Pradesh: The Tiger State



  Aug 10, 2023

Madhya Pradesh: Tiger State


1. How many unique tigers were found in Madhya Pradesh according to the 2022 tiger census?

Madhya Pradesh was found to have 785 unique tigers in the 2022 tiger census.
 

2. What is the total tiger count in India as per the 2022 census?

The 2022 tiger census reported a total of 3,682 tigers across India, which is an increase from 2,967 in 2018.
 

3. Why were the increased tiger numbers in Madhya Pradesh doubted by other states?

Other states, especially one state, doubted the significant increase in tiger numbers in Madhya Pradesh.
 

4. What are the factors contributing to the increase in tiger population in Madhya Pradesh?

- Relocation of villages from inside tiger reserves, creating undisturbed habitats.
 
- Transformed village sites with grasslands and meadows, ideal for tiger prey.
 
- Village relocation efforts at a specific reserve have contributed to a significant increase in tiger numbers.
 

5. How many villages were relocated and what impact did it have?

A total of 49 villages were moved out, leading to a tripling of tiger numbers in eight years at the specific reserve.
 

6. What other efforts have contributed to the growth of tiger numbers in Madhya Pradesh?

- Village relocation outside tiger reserves.
 
- Focus on wildlife conservation outside Protected Areas (PAs) through training and technology.
 
- As of the 2022 census, a significant number of tigers in MP are outside PAs.
 

7. What challenges does Madhya Pradesh face despite the high tiger population?

Despite the high numbers, Madhya Pradesh faces a high mortality rate among tigers. Around 40 tigers were lost in the last year alone.
 

8. How has citizen awareness played a role in tiger conservation?

Increased awareness among citizens about protecting tigers has contributed to conservation efforts.
 

9. How has ecotourism contributed to tiger conservation?

Promotion of ecotourism has engaged more stakeholders in conservation efforts, enhancing tiger protection.


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