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STATE UNHAPPY WITH THE METHODOLOGY OF TIGER CENSUS

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Some months back, Ministry of environment and forest, with the help of National Tiger Conservation Authority, carried out a Census in the entire nation to ascertain the actual numbers of Tigers in the count. The final report claimed that the number of tigers in Madhya Pradesh fell from 300 in 2006 to 257, which meant that the state had lost 43 tigers in five years. The report claimed that Karnataka had the maximum number of tigers among all states. The report also hinted at a loss of at least 25 tigers in Kanha tiger reserve. Against 89 tigers in 2006, Kanhas tiger population was said to have dipped to 60. Madhya Pradesh had expressed unhappiness over the methodology adopted for the tiger census and requested for recounting.