Tiger - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   Country’s first tiger cell will be formed under WII at which city?

a. Jaipur
b. Ranthambore
c. Dehradun
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Dehradun

The first tiger cell of the country will soon be formed with Wildlife Institute of India at the helm in Dehradun.

  • MoU for this has been signed between NTCA and WII
  • Cell will house a database of tigers and DNA as well as striped samples of big cats from over 50 tiger reserves.
  • This will aid conservation efforts by preventing poaching and providing an update on tiger numbers.

2)   Which reserve on 22nd May received the India Biodiversity Award 2016 as one of four categories in Mumbai?

a. Pakke Tiger Reserve
b. Nandankanan Park
c. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Pakke Tiger Reserve

Pakke Tiger Reserve on 22nd May 2016 received the Indian Biodiversity Award in one of 4 categories in Mumbai in a reserve in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme of the Pakke Tiger Reserve was awarded the prize under conservation of threatened species category
  • Besides this, Hong Niitii, Lower Subansiri was awarded under the category IV Biodiversity Management Committee award
  • Hornbill Nest Adoption programme is a collaboration of State Forest departments, Nature Conservation Foundation and Ghora Aabhe Society
  • Under this programme, urban citizens contribute money to protect hornbill nests around Pakke Tiger Reserve.
  • This is a major step forward towards conservation of 4 hornbill species found in the adjoining areas of the Tiger reserve
  • Awards are a joint initiative of Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry National Biodiversity Authority and UNDP.

3)   NTCA has given in principle approval for creation of 4 new tiger reserves in which states?

a. MP, Odisha, Assam and Chhattisgarh
b. Chhattisgarh, MP, Odisha and Manipur
c. Odisha, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Meghalaya
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: MP, Odisha, Assam and Chhattisgarh

National Tiger Conservation Authority has provided in principle approval for creation of new tiger reserves in MP, Odisha, Chattisgarh and Assam, in the following areas:

- Madhya Pradesh- Ratanpani
- Odisha- Sunabeda
- Chhattisgarh- Guru Ghasidas
- Orang- Assam

State governments have also been advised to send proposals for declaring Suhelwa(Uttar Pradesh), Mhadei(Goa), Srivilliputhur Grizzled Giant Squirrel/ Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuaries/ Varushanadu Valley (Tamil Nadu), Dibang (Arunachal Pradesh) and Cauveri MM Hills (Karnataka) as tiger reserves. Assessment of status of tigers, co-predators and their prey in 2014 using a precise methodology has demonstrated country wise 30 percent increase in number of tiger with estimated range of 2226 as against 1706 in 2010. NTCA and WII have identified potential bottlenecks and obstacles as well as weak links due to the presence of poor forest cover and land use other than forest and geographical barriers.

4)   How many Tigers were lost between January and 9th Aug’15 as per the data from National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and TRAFFIC-India, the wildlife trade monitoring network released in August 2015?

a. 11
b. 8
c. 34
d. 41
Answer  Explanation 


The States that have reported the maximum number of tiger deaths include Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

5)   Name the national park recognized as the India’s 48th Tiger Reserve by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)?

a. Rajaji National Park
b. Nagarjunsagar Srisailam National Park
c. Sathyamanglam National Park
d. Kaziranga National Park
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Rajaji National Park

The NTCA has accorded final approval to Kudermukh National Park in Karnataka and Rajaji National Park in Uttarkhand for being declared as tiger reserves by respective states.