03 January, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
Prelims and Mains focus: about the tiger population stats across the country; about NTCA: functions and significance
News: For the first time in the past three years, the number of tiger deaths in a year in the country has been less than 100.
Reasons for reduction in tiger deaths
Tiger deaths across states
With the increase in tiger numbers, more areas in the country need to be declared Tiger Reserves. Currently, there are 50 Tiger Reserves in India with an area of about 73,000 sq. km.
About National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)
Source: The Hindu
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