India to host Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conversation
Q. India is home to what percentage of the world’s tiger population?- Published on 24 Feb 16
India, home to nearly 70% of the world's tiger population, will host the next Asia Ministerial Conference on tiger conservation and the 3 day event will commence on April 12. All tiger range countries (TRCs) will participate in the conference where their representatives would share their good practices and success stories towards conserving tigers.According to the 2014 tiger census, India has 2,226 tigers with the three southern states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala of the Western Ghats recording nearly 1/3rd of the country's total number of big cats. Karnataka has the highest number of tigers (406) followed by 340 (Uttarakhand), 308 (Madhya Pradesh), 229 (TN), as well as 190 in Maharashtra, 167 in Assam, 136 in Kerala and 117 in Uttar Pradesh.