Bhubaneswar: Tiger population in Odisha has remained static. As per the Tiger Estimation Report-2018, as many as 28 tigers were spotted in the state. In the last tiger census- Tiger Estimation Report-2014, the number of tigers in Odisha’s jungles was 28.

Tiger population remaining static in Odisha is a great consolation as it was dwindled to 28 in 2014 from 30 in 2010.

The chief wildlife warden of Odisha, Ajaya Mohapatra, told India Whispers that this time the tiger census was more scientific. There were large number of camera traps were used this time and the images were matched with the pug marks. According to him, the tiger census result is more accurate compared to the past census.

The prime minister, Narendra Modi, Monday released the Tiger Estimation Report-2018 at Delhi. The union environment minister, Prakash Javedekar, said that the tiger population has increased from 2260 to 2976 during the four years between 2014 and 2018. In Madhya Pradesh, the increase is from 300 to 500.