Bengal Tiger in Nepal and Their Population
According to the latest statistics of Ministry of Forest and Environment, the number of Bengal tiger found in Nepal has increased by 19 percent. The ministry has publicized the results of National Tiger Calculation 2018 on the occasion of national conservation day.
Gopal Prakash Bhattarai, deputy director of the Department of National and Wildlife Protection Department, told the number of Bengal tiger to be reported about 235. According to the count of 2013, the number of Bengal tiger in Nepal was 198. According to the last calculation, Chitwan National Parks 93, Bardiya National Park 87, Banke National National Park 21, Parsa National Park 18 and 16 Bengal Tiger have been found in Shukla Fanta National park and intermediate and nearby forest areas.
Deputy Director Bhattarai told that the department had counted tigers from December 1, 2017, to April 3, 2018, using the modern cameras in the Terai region from Parsa to Kanchanpur. The department after calculating the camera track data, computer entry, management of data according to grid, re-enrollment, data related to species, separation of photographs of each tiger, camera track and line transaction details, species observation statistics, gypsies, distance, wearing and habitat use the last number of tiger He said publicly.
Man Bahadur Khadaka- Director General of the Department said that the number of tigers in the Chitwan National park is counted very low then our expectation. It is because due to the flood that occurs in the Terai region of Nepal last year. Due to the flood, many animals along with tiger were killed by the flood. In four year, 18 tigers were killed naturally, fighting each other and due to the cause of different diseases.
In the previous count of Chitwan National Park, the number of tigers was 120. Nepal has been counting national level tiger by celebrating Tiger Day by the year 2067. The number of tigers in Nepal was 98 in 1998, 109 in 2000, 126 in 2005, 121 in the year 2009, and 198 in the year 2013. The number of tigers has been increased.
The Royal Bengal tiger is found in 13 countries of the world. The conference was held in Russia’s counterparts in 2010 for the government and the head of the 13 nations tiger in the world, in 2010, making the number of Tiger double by 2022. According to statistics in 2016, the number of tigers in India was 2, 226 which was maximum and the lowest in Laos which has only two tigers. Tiger is found in Indonesia, Cambodia, China, Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Russia, and Laos.
The total number of tigers worldwide has 3,890. Tiger has been seen in 11057 km (68 percent) of 16161 sq km area surveyed in Terai-Geographical areas of Nepal. The tiger has been seen in 98 percent of the protected areas of Nepal.