New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Project Tiger has succeeded in fulfilling its mandate and is one of the most successful conservation programmes for a single species in the entire world, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday.
He said that the number of tigers in the country within and beyond tiger reserves is 2,226.
Project Tiger and National Tiger Conservation Authority have been successful in fulfilling the mandate, and have put the endangered tiger on an assured path of recovery, he said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.
The Minister added that due to ongoing conservation efforts under the project in designated tiger reserves, India has the maximum number of tigers among the 13 Tiger Range Countries in the world.
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