Increase in number of tigers in Manas National Park

GUWAHATI: In what can be perceived as a very positive sign, the tiger population in Manas National Park has shot up by 50% in the last three years. This is a huge victory for wildlife and the Assam government which has been reeling under the impact of illegal rhino poaching which has become an extremely huge menace in the state.

There were just 14 tigers in 2011-2012 and the number has now increased to 21. The tiger monitoring has been carried out by the Transboundary Manas Conservation Area (TraMCA), which covers Manas National Park (MNP) on the Indian side and the Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) in Bhutan.

(TNT News)

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