Jaipur Tiger Festival was organised in Jaipur from 29th July to 1st August with the support of the Forest Department of Rajasthan. Jaipur Tiger Festival is a unit of Rajasthan Heritage, Art and Culture Foundation.
India is home to nearly 75% of the world’s tiger population.
This remarkable progress was achieved after launching “Project Tiger” on 1st April 1973.
The project was initiated by the Government of India and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in response to the alarming decline in the tiger population in India due to habitat loss, poaching, and other factors.
Project Tiger has been converted into a statutory authority National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) by providing enabling provisions in the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 through an amendment, viz. Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act, 2006.
Increased tiger population in India
In the recent Tiger Census 2023 it has been noted that there have been around 3167 tigers with an annual growth rate of 6.1%.
Four highest tiger populous states are Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra in descending order.
Tiger reserves in Rajasthan
Rajasthan has 4 tiger reserves: Ranthambore Tiger Reserve (Sawaimadhopur, Karauli, Bundi, Tonk), Sariska Tiger Reserve (Alwar, Jaipur), Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve (Kota, Bundi, Jhalawar, Chittorgarh), and Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve (Kota, Bundi).