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logo of NTCA Subspecies of tigerBengal tiger (also called the Indian tiger).Indochinese tiger (also called Corbett's tiger).Malayan tiger.Siberian tiger. South China tiger.Sumatran tiger.Bali tiger.Caspian tiger (also known as the Hyrcanian tiger or Turan tiger).Javan tiger.SurvivingExtinct PROJECT TIGERPROJECT TIGER IS A WILDLIFE CONSERVATION MOVEMENT INITIATED IN INDIA IN 1973 TO PROTECT TIGER,IT HAS BEEN ONE OF OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL COSERVATION VENTURES IN RECENT TIMES. THE PROJECT AIMS AT STABLIZING THE POPULATION OF THE TIGER IN THE COUNTRY.Objectives of project tigerLimit factors that leads to reduction of tiger habitats and to mitigate them by suitable management.IT STRIVES TO MAINTIAN A VIABLE TIGER POPULATIONIN THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT.To ensure a viable population of tigers for economic, scientific, cultural,aesthetic and ecological values.ManagementProject Tiger is administered by the National Tiger Conservation Authority.The habitats covered under Project tiger are: Shivalik-terai conservation unit North East conservation unit Sunderbans conservation unit Western ghats conservation unit Eastern ghats conservation unit Central India conservation unit Sariska conservation unitTECHNOLOGY USEDTiger Atlas of India' and a 'Tiger Habitat and Population Evaluation System' for the country is being developed using state-of-the-art technology. This involves:-Mapping, data acquisition and GIS(geographic information system)modeling.Field data collection and validationData Maintenance, dissemination and use CURRENT STATUS OF TIGER IN INDIA India holds over half the world's tiger population.According to the latest tiger census report released on March 28, 2011 by the National Tiger Conservation Authority, the current tiger population estimated is 1,706 (i.e. ranging between a minimum of 1,571 to a maximum of 1,875).World tiger population WPSI'S TIGER POACHING STATISTICSThe WILDLIFE PROTECTION SOCIETY OF INDIA (WPSI) found the following statistics about the poaching of tigers in in INDIA since 1994 -: 95 cases of tigers known to have been killed in 1994 121 tigers killed in 1995 52 tigers killed in 1996 88 tigers killed in 1997 39 tigers killed in 1998 81 tigers killed in 1999 52 tigers killed in 2000 72 tigers killed in 2001 46 tigers killed in 2002 38 tigerskilled in 2003 38 tigerskilled in 2004 46 tigerskilled in 2005 37 tigerskilled in 2006 27 tigerskilled in 2007 29 tigers killed in 2008 32 tigers killed in 2009 30 tigers killed in 2010 13 tigers killed in 2011past of tiger The Bengal tiger has been India's national symbol since about 2500 BCE when it was displayed on the Pashupati seal of the Indus Valley Civilization (2900BC-1900BC).Later the animal became the royal symbol of the Chola Empire from 300 CE to 1279 CE and is now designated as the official animal of India.Tipu Sultan, who ruled the Mysore state in late 18th century (India), was also a great admirer of tiger.In modern India too it has been given place of pride by Reserve Bank of India, which has chosen it as its emblem. Even the currency notes are carrying its portrait.presentThe latest tiger census figures show that Karnataka has the highest number of tigers in the age group of 1.5 years and more.The state has 408 tigers in that age group followed by 340 in Uttarakhand, 308 in Madhya Pradesh, 229 in Tamil Nadu, 190 in Maharashtra, 167 in Assam, 136 in Kerala and 117 in Uttar Pradesh.BEYONDThe population of tigers will increased in India from 1,706 in 2014 to 2,226 in 2018.If one look at the 2008 tiger census figure, the current increase is simply phenomenal. India's tiger population was 1,411 in 2008.Bibliographyhttp://www.indiawildlifeportal.com/project-tiger.htmlhttp://projecttiger.nic.in/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Tigerhttp://www.indiantiger.org/wildlife-organizations/project-tiger.htmlhttp://tigertribe.net/tigers-origin/tiger-history-in-india/