During 2018 to 2022, 200 tigers have increased in the country. PM Modi, who reached Mysore in Karnataka on the completion of 50 years of Project Tiger, said that the population of tigers in the country has increased to 3 thousand 167. In 2018, this number was 2 thousand 967.
Earlier, Modi reached Bandipur Tiger Reserve at 8.30 am on Sunday. Appeared in new look with T-shirt, trouser, jacket, hat, black glasses and camera.
PM did about 20 km long jungle safari in Bandipur Tiger Reserve in an open jeep. After this, he reached Theppakadu Elephant Park in Mudumalai National Park bordering Karnataka and fed sugarcane to the elephants.
This is the same national park where the Oscar winning short documentary ‘The Elephant Whispers’ was shot. The PM also met elephant Raghu, who was seen in the film, and Bomman and Bailey, who raised him.
On the occasion of completion of 50 years of Project Tiger, the Prime Minister released new figures related to Tiger. Apart from this, a coin was also issued.
The Prime Minister also launched the International Big Cats Alliance (IBCA).
The organization will focus on conserving the seven big cat species around the world: tiger, lion, snow leopard, leopard, puma, jaguar and cheetah.
On 1 November 2016, PM Modi went to Naya Raipur on Chhattisgarh Foundation Day. Here he inaugurated Nandanvan, Asia’s largest man made jungle safari. When he went on safari, he himself handled the camera and also clicked the photo of a tiger. Meanwhile, CM Raman Singh had clicked Modi’s photo, which went viral.
Regarding the Prime Minister’s visit, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh tweeted, ‘ PM will take full credit of Project Tiger launched 50 years ago in Bandipur. They will create a lot of spectacle, while all the laws made to protect the environment, forests, wildlife and tribals living in forest areas are being demolished. They may grab headlines but the reality is quite the opposite.
At the same time, the Karnataka Congress shared the picture of Indira Gandhi and wrote – ‘What has the Congress done in 70 years’. It was the Congress government which implemented the Bandipur Tiger Conservation Project in 1973, where you are enjoying the safari today.
It is the result of that that today the number of tigers has increased considerably. Apart from this, the Congress wrote tauntingly, there is a special appeal to PM Modi that do not sell Bandipur to Adani.
In 2019, PM Modi along with global leaders took initiative to curb animal poaching and illegal trade in Asia. IBCA is being started to take forward the