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DESCRIPTIONA SLIDESHOW ON PROJECT TIGER
DESCRIPTION OF A TIGER
COLOUR AND MARKINGS:ORANGE WITH WHITE BELLY
AND BLACK STRIPES
SHAPE: OVAL BODY THAT IS LOW TO THE GROUND
PROJECT TIGER IS A WILDLIFE
INITIATED IN INDIA IN 1973 TO
PROTECT TIGER,IT HAS BEEN
ONE OF OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL
COSERVATION VENTURES IN
THE PROJECT AIMS AT THE TIGER
CONSERVATION ESPECIALLY IN
‘TIGER RESERVES’ WHICH ARE
REPRESENTATIVES OF VARIOUS
BIO GEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS
FALLING WITHIN INDIA.
THE PROJECT AIMS AT
STABLIZING THE POPULATION OF
THE TIGER IN THE COUNTRY.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
THE PROJECT TIGER WAS MEANT TO
INDENTIFY THE LIMITING FACTORS AND TO
MITIGATE THEM USING SUITABLE
THE DAMAGES DONE TO THE HABITAT
WERE TO BE RECTIFIED SO AS TO
FACILITATETHE RECOVERY OF THE
ECOSYSTEM TO THE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE
IT STRIVES TO MAINTIAN A VIABLE TIGER
POPULATIONIN THE NATURAL
WORK DONE IN 2008 THERE WRE MORE THAN 40
PROJECT TIGER RESERVES COVERING AN
AREA OF 37,761 sq km.
PROJECT TIGER HELPED TO INCREASE
THE POPULATION OF THESE TIGERS
FROM 1,200 IN THE 1970s TO 3,500 IN
HOWEVER A SERVEY DONE IN 2008
SHOWED THAT THE POPULATION OF
TIGERS HAVE DROPPPED TO 1,411.
HABITATS BEING COVERED
The potential tiger habitats being covered are:•Sivalik– Terai Conservation Unit
(UTTRANCHAL, UP, BIHAR & WEST
BANGAL) & NEPAL
•North east Conservation Unit
•SUNDABENS Conservation Unit
•Central Indian Conservation Unit
•Eastern Ghat Conservation Unit
•Western GHAT Conservation Units
'Tiger Atlas of India' and a 'Tiger Habitat and Population Evaluation System' for the country is being developed using state-of-the-art technology.
•Mapping, data acquisition and GIS modeling•Field data collection and validation•Data Maintenance, dissemination and use
•Project Tiger is administered by the NATIONAL TIGER CONSERVATION AUTHORITY•The overall administration of the project is monitored by a Steering Committee. •A Field Director is appointed for each reserve, who is assisted by the field and technical personnel. At the centre, a full-fledged Director of the project coordinates the work for the country
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).
•The results include figures from 17 Indian states with a tiger population
GRADING THE TIGER RESERVES
Very good Score >135 (>75%) Maximum Score = 180Good Score 108 – 134 (>60 - <75 %)Satisfactory Score 72 – 107 (40 - <60 %)Poor Score <72 (<40 %)
A general offence under the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, attracts a maximum sentence of three years imprisonment or a fine which may extend to Rs. 25,000 or both.
An offence involving a species listed in Schedule I or Part II of Schedule II, or an offence committed within a sanctuary or natural park, attracts a mandatory prison term of three years, which may extend to seven years. There is also a mandatory fine of at least Rs. 10,000. For a subsequent offence, the prison term remains the same, while the mandatory fine is at least Rs.25,000.
WORLD TIGER POPULATION
SUCCESS RATE OF PROJECT TIGER •It was merely months back when the Indian government pulled up their socks and did a census revealing a staggering low number of 1411 tigers left in open.
•All the media and eco-conservationists turned their heads towards India and started a campaign “Project Tiger” dedicating the year 2010 to the Tiger savior year.
•A recent statement by Jayaram Ramesh, member of Indian cabinet, declared good signs with the tiger population of 1700+
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 tigers killed in 2003 38 tigers killed in 2004 46 tigers killed in 2005 37 tigers killed in 2006 27 tigers killed in 2007 29 tigers killed in 2008 32 tigers killed in 2009 30 tigers killed in 2010 13 tigers killed in 2011
Submitted By:-Lakshay Gupta10 D13