Kerala has 190 tigers; no request received to rehabilitate big cats: Union Min Ashwini Chaubey

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New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ashwini Kumar Chaubey said that the ministry has not received any requests from the Kerala government to rehabilitate the tigers from the forests in the state. The central minister was replying to the questions raised by Anto Antony and Ramya Haridas in the Lok Sabha.

Ashwini Chaubey said that a scientific tiger census is being carried out once every four years in the country. According to the data procured from the last census, as many as 190 tigers were recorded in Kerala.

A total of 2,967 tigers were spotted in India. Madhya Pradesh recorded the highest number of big cat population (526) followed by Karnataka (524).

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The minister also asserted that the union government has been providing financial assistance to the state under the Project Tiger without fail.

Kerala forest minister AK Saseendran had earlier said that Kerala would consider rehabilitation of tigers from the Wayanad forests to other locations in the state since the region has more tigers than it can accommodate. He cited this as the major reason for tigers entering the human settlements. A tiger had killed a farmer in Wayanad last month.

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