Which State has the Highest Population of Tigers in India?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The State with the Highest Tiger population in India is Madhya Pradesh, followed by Karnataka and Uttrakhand. Six tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh are devoted to preserving and guarding Bengal tigers in their natural habitat. According to the most recent tally from 2018, there are thought to be 526 endangered Royal Bengal tigers.

States with the Highest Population of Tigers in India

The 17 Indian States contain more than 2967 Tigers. The state of Madhya Pradesh has the highest concentration of tigers out of all 17 states, and Bandhavgarh, Panna, Pench, and Satpura National Parks are all significantly protected areas. However, as a part of Project Tiger from 1983, Nagarjunsagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve is the biggest Tiger Reserve in India.

80 percent of the tigers in the world reside in India. There were 1,411 tigers, according to an estimate from India, in 2006; 1,706 in 2010, 2,226 in 2014, and 2,967 in 2018. According to the World Wildlife Fund and the Global Tiger Forum, the number of wild tigers worldwide increased from 3,159 in 2010 to 3,890 in 2016. This increase was largely attributed to the growth of tiger populations in India.

List of Top 10 States with the Highest Population of Tigers

The top 10 states with the highest population of Tigers in India are as follows:

  1. Madhya Pradesh – 526
  2. Karnataka – 524
  3. Uttarakhand – 442
  4. Maharashtra – 312
  5. Tamil Nadu – 264
  6. Assam – 190
  7. Kerala – 190
  8. Uttar Pradesh – 173
  9. West Bengal – 88
  10. Rajasthan – 69

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