Wildlife Survey

Tiger triumph

Print edition : February 20, 2015

Tigers are prolific breeders and respond well to conservation measures, affording assured protection and a prey base. Photo: SUDHIR MISHRA

Protected areas like Kanha offer tigers natal areas with excellent cover and prey population. Photo: SUDHIR MISHRA

The sambar (above) and the spotted deer form the most common diet option for tigers. Photo: SUDHIR MISHRA

Death lurking in perfect camuflage for this sub-adult gaur. While adult gaur are rather difficult to handle, their young are easy target for tigers. Photo: SUDHIR MISHRA

While the results of the four-yearly survey showing a 30 per cent increase in the tiger population in India signal a victory for the recent conservation efforts, there is little room for complacency.
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