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PRESENTATION ON PROJECT TIGER

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PRESENTATION ONPROJECT

TIGER

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DESCRIPTION OF A TIGER

LENGTH- 4.6-12.2FT

WEIGHT-220-675POUNDS

COLOUR AND MARKINGS:ORANGE WITH WHITE BELLY

AND BLACK STRIPES

SHAPE: OVAL BODY THAT IS LOW TO THE GROUND

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PROJECT 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 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.

PROJECT TIGER

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GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

THE PROJECT TIGER WAS MEANT TO

INDENTIFY THE LIMITING FACTORS AND TO

MITIGATE THEM USING SUITABLE

MANAGEMENT.

THE DAMAGES DONE TO THE HABITAT

WERE TO BE RECTIFIED SO AS TO

FACILITATETHE RECOVERY OF THE

ECOSYSTEM TO THE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE

EXTENT.

IT STRIVES TO MAINTIAN A VIABLE TIGER

POPULATIONIN THE NATURAL

ENVIRONMENT.

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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

1990s.

HOWEVER A SERVEY DONE IN 2008

SHOWED THAT THE POPULATION OF

TIGERS HAVE DROPPPED TO 1,411.

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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

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TECHNOLOGY USED

'Tiger 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 modeling•Field data collection and validation•Data Maintenance, dissemination and use

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ORGANIZATION

•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

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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

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GRADING THE TIGER RESERVES

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Very good Score >135 (>75%) Maximum Score = 180Good Score 108 – 134 (>60 - <75 %)Satisfactory Score 72 – 107 (40 - <60 %)Poor Score <72 (<40 %)

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PENALTIES

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.

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WORLD TIGER POPULATION

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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+

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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

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