New Delhi: Because of pioneering initiatives of Project Tiger, India now has 70 per cent of the world’s tiger population, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. Recently Project Tiger completed 50 years.
PM Modi informed this in his video message to the G20 Environment and Climate Sustainability Ministerial Meeting in Chennai on Friday.
He said Project Lion and Project Dolphin are on the anvil.
“India has recently launched the International Big Cat Alliance for the conservation of 7 big cats on our planet. It is based on our learnings from Project Tiger, a pioneering conservation initiative. As a result of Project Tiger, 70 per cent of the world’s tigers are found in India. We are also working on Project Lion and Project Dolphin,” PM Modi said.
In April 2023, the International Big Cats Alliance (IBCA) was launched by Prime Minister Modi on the ‘Commemoration of 50 years of Project Tiger’, at the Mysuru University in Karnataka.
PM Modi also said that India is one of the top 5 countries in the world in terms of installed renewable energy capacity.