India's wild tiger population jumps to almost 3,000: census

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India's wild tiger population jumps to almost 3,000: censusIndia's wild tiger population has increased by more than 30 percent in the last four years, according to a new census released Monday, raising hopes for the survival of the endangered species. 'We reaffirm our commitment towards protecting the tiger,' Modi said in Delhi as he released the All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018. The massive surveys are conducted every four years, with the latest census spanning 15 months and using 26,000 camera traps that took almost 350,000 images across known tiger habitats, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said at the census release.

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