India celebrates 50 successful years of “Project Tiger”

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Environment Conservation    Source: The Print  Context: The Indian government will officially mark the 50th year of ‘Project Tiger’ on 9 April with a three-day event in Mysuru, Karnataka.    Background: Project Tiger-an initiative to save tigers, was first initiated in the year April 1, 1973 in Jim Corbett National Park, …

What numbers do not reveal about tiger conservation

GS Paper3 Syllabus: Environment Conservation   Source: The Hindu Context:  Today is International Tiger Day. A recent IUCN assessment suggests that tiger numbers have increased by 40% since 2005 at the global level. Direction: Tiger conservation is important for both prelims and Mains. Do keep certain data, and some measures handy. The fourth cycle of …