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Karnataka surges ahead in the conservation of Tigers

T he Forest Department, Government of Karnataka has all due reasons to cheer, thanks to a compiled report of the fourth cycle of All India Tiger Estimation titled "Status of Tigers Co-predators & Prey in India", the numbers of Tigers is increasing in recent times. image: ABC News The numerical strength as per the summary report of "Status of Tigers in India-2018", the five Tiger sanctuaries in the state boast of 524 tigers which is not only the highest numbers recorded so far but just short of two to Madhya Pradesh in being numero one to the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while appreciating the efforts that have undergone in preparing the status report has put on record the best tools deployed for this exercise: Tiger status assessment has utilised the latest technology and the best tools for the process. According to the summary of the status report: India's national tiger assessment is the largest biodiversity survey being carried out anywhere in t

Forest cover increases by 1,100 sq. kms. in the state

Forest cover increases by 1,100 sq. kms. in the state If you have been tired of hearing depletion of forests elsewhere there’s good news to all wildlife enthusiasts as the forest cover in the state has been enhanced to 1,100 square kilometers in the past decade according to Shiv Raj Singh, APCCF. He revealed this interesting piece of information during a media interaction at Male Mahadeshwara Hills in Chamarajnagar district on the eve of a media seminar recently. At the same time he also admitted that such a feat was made possible due to a combination of multiple efforts: Probably there are any numbers of stake holders in the accomplishment and they include the people, public representatives and the media. Apart from the increase of forest cover a simultaneous development in the hilly and forest terrain is the increase of wild animals, both vegetarian and non vegetarian which again is a welcome development in the overall increase of wildlife. Perhaps after the ‘killing