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Madhya Pradesh top tiger state, says report

The tiger population in the country has grown from 1,400 in 2014 to 2,977 in 2019, the All India Tiger Estimation Report said
Madhya Pradesh had lost the coveted
Madhya Pradesh had lost the coveted "tiger state" status to Karnataka in 2011. As per the 2018 report, Karnataka is a close second with 524 tigers, followed by Uttarakhand with 442.
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PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 29.07.19, 09:28 AM

The All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018 on Monday revealed that Madhya Pradesh was the country's 'tiger state' with 526 big cats.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the report and said the country has emerged as of one of the biggest and safest habitats for tigers in the world.

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The tiger population in the country has grown from 1,400 in 2014 to 2,977 in 2019, according to the report.

Madhya Pradesh had lost the coveted 'tiger state' status to Karnataka in 2011. As per the 2018 report, Karnataka is a close second with 524 tigers, followed by Uttarakhand with 442.

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath congratulated the people of the state and those managing its national parks, reserves, institutes and others establishments involved in tiger protection.

'Tigers are the state's pride and this government will focus on enhancing their numbers further,' Nath said.

While congratulating the people of the state, state BJP spokesperson Rajneesh Agarwal said it was alarming that 23 tigers had died in the state since October 1 last year. 



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