Three Assam tiger reserves get global recognition Guwahati: Three tiger reserves of Assam have been accredited by the
global conservation assured tiger standards (CA/TS), where India as a whole witnessed recognition to  14 forest reserves. World famous
Kaziranga national park and tiger reserve along with  Manas and Orang forest reserves  emerged successful in getting the international
recognition. Moreover, Assam has increased its tiger population from 159 in 2018 to
around 200 in 2021. Presently Kaziranga  supports around 121 tigers whereas Manas gives shelter to 48 and Orang  28 big cates. Nameri
national park and tiger reserve is understood to support at least three tigers. It may be mentioned that during the 2018 all India tiger census, there
were estimated to be 2,967 tigers in the country. According to the National tiger conservation authority, their number were only 1,706 in
2010. Along with the tigers, the leopard population was also counted in 2018 within the forested habitats of 18 tiger occupied States.
Overall leopard population in tiger range landscape was estimated at
around 12,852. Union environment, forest and climate change minister Bhupendra Yadav,
while revealing the appreciations in New Delhi on Thursday added that Satpura, Kanha and Panna tiger reserves (Madhya Pradesh), Mudumalai
and Anamalai (Tamil Nadu), Pench (Maharashtra), Parambikulam (Kerala), Bandipur (Karnataka), Dudhwa (Uttar Pradesh), Valmiki (Bihar) and
Sunderbans (West Bengal) were also recognised under the same category. “Tiger conservation is a symbol of conservation of forests and under
the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government approach remains an inclusive one integrating scientific & traditional
knowledge along with people’s participation which is vital for the conservation of flora and fauna,” commented the minister while
speaking at a virtual event on the occasion of Global Tiger Day.