In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said, On #InternationalTigerDay, greetings to wildlife lovers, especially those who are passionate about tiger conservation. Home to over 70% of the tiger population globally, we reiterate our commitment to ensuring safe habitats for our tigers and nurturing tiger-friendly eco-systems.
India is home to 51 tiger reserves spread across 18 states. The last tiger census of 2018 showed a rise in the tiger population, an official release quoted Prime Minister as saying.
India achieved the target of doubling of tiger population 4 years ahead of schedule of the St. Petersburg Declaration on tiger Conservation, Narendra Modi added.