GS-III: Burning Bright
If India has increased its population of tigers to an estimated 2,967 individuals in 2018-19, putting behind fiascos such as the Sariska wipe out 15 years ago, it adds to its global standing as a conservation marvel a populous country that has preserved a lot of its natural heritage even amid fast-paced economic growth.
The debate regarding the numbers
Present time situation
Divergences in population
Source: The Hindu
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