Entering new record books for being the largest camera-trap wildlife survey, India’s tiger estimation for the year 2018, on Saturday, July 11, was awarded the Guinness World Record.
The Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Prakash Javadekar took it to the micro-blogging site Twitter and tweeted, “Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, India fulfilled its resolve to double tiger numbers 4 years before the target through #SankalpSeSiddhi. The All India Tiger Estimation is now in the #GuinnessWorldRecord for being the largest camera-trap #wildlife survey, a great moment indeed & a shining example of #AatmanirbharBharat!”
India, in 2018, had as many as 2,967 tigers, with more than half of them in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, as per the tiger estimation report, 2018.
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