Tiger Census / count 2010March 30th, 2011 at 11:21
So, the tiger count in India is out, pegged ~1700 after the tiger census 2010. What does it mean to us? Is it a sign of improvement? The last India tiger census (2006) had put the figure ~1400.
Looks like the count is more because of the improved processes and increase in the sampling area. And, these figures are mostly for the protected areas. Counting or sampling is very difficult in the open areas.