Wildlife | VOL. 13, ISSUE 81, November-December 2013 |
The author is Project Associate, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. email@example.com
At the turn of the 20th century, there were estimatedly 40,000 tigers in India. Today the figure stands at 1,706. Clearly, the big cats roaming the country’s 81,881 sq km of tiger habitat are in need of urgent attention.