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According to the latest tiger census report released in 2011 by the National Tiger Conservation Authority, the current tiger population estimated is ________.

A

1411

B

1706

C

1500

D

1600

Answer

  • Project tiger was started in the year 1973 by the Government of India during the tenure of Smt. Indira Gandhi, the then prime minister. The main goal of this project was to conserve Bengal tigers in their natural habitat and prevent them from extinction.
  • A number of tiger reserves and zones were created for this purpose. These are maintained by National Tiger Conservation Authority. 
  • According to the latest tiger census report released on March 28, 2011 by the National Tiger Conservation Authority, the current tiger population estimated is 1706.

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