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The current status of Indian Royal Bengal tigers is presented here. Check out Indian Bengal tiger current (present) status.

Bengal Tiger Current Status

Royal Bengal tiger is found mainly in the Indian subcontinent, occupying the Bengal region. A small proportion of the total population is also seen occupying southern Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Tibet and western Myanmar. As per the census carried out by the 'Cat Specialist Group IUCN', the status of the Indian Bengal tiger in 1995 was estimated to be around 3,250 to 4,700, throughout the Asian continent. A few years before that, in 1971, census was undertaken to know the current status of Indian Royal Bengal tigers. It gave a baseline figure of about 1,800 tigers in the Indian subcontinent. Get more information on Indian Bengal Tiger's current status:

After this revelation, 'Project Tiger' was undertaken, in order to improve the dismal situation. In the year 1989, a census was again carried out, this time by the officials of Project Tiger and Wildlife Institute of India. It revealed some heartening news; the number of tigers had increased to approximately 4,334. However, all hopes came crashing to the ground when Cat Specialist Group reported the number of Bengal tigers in India, in 1994, to be somewhere between 2,750 and 3,750.

Of these only 34% were within the boundaries of the then 19 (now 27) Project Tiger Reserves. As per the present status of the Indian Bengal Tiger, the population of the species is around 3,000 to 3,500. It is believed that Bengal tigers are more secure in India, than the other Asian countries. However, the country is also experiencing wide scale poaching and habitat loss.