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50 years of Project Tiger: PM set to release new census on April 9

“Tigers are majestic and charismatic carnivores. Besides, around 70% of the world’s tigers live in India. It is hence India’s responsibility to the world to conserve them,” said Uma Ramakrishnan is an Indian molecular ecologist and professor at National Centre for Biological Sciences. ”The future of tiger populations will depend not only on increasing numbers, but on maintaining connectivity, managing negative interactions between tigers and people, and on better understanding the effects of inbreeding on future generations of tigers,”