Why India's Tiger Census is Misleading

Time is running out for the 3,000 tigers now guessed to be surviving in the wild. Tiger habitat shrank by 93% in the past two centuries. Today, the small populations with any hope of recovery now cling on to a mere 6% of what remains. Like a patient under intensive care, each population needs accurate, real-time monitoring.
With just 25% of world’s tiger habitat, India shelters 70% of its tigers. In a country with 1.2 billion people and the world’s 10th largest economy this is a remarkable fact.



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