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Government Merges Project Tiger and Project Elephant

Project Tiger and Project Elephant (symbolic picture)
Project Tiger and Project Elephant (symbolic picture)

 

Kolkata (July 24,2023) : The central government has merged Project Tiger and Project Elephant, two of India's most important wildlife conservation programs. The move has been met with mixed reactions, with some experts praising the decision and others expressing concern. Project Tiger was launched in 1973 to protect the endangered tiger population in India. The program has been credited with helping to increase the tiger population from an estimated 1,827 in 1973 to 3,900 in 2022.

Project Elephant was launched in 1992 to protect the Asian elephant population in India. The program has helped to increase the elephant population from an estimated 16,000 in 1992 to 27,312 in 2022. The government has said that merging the two programs will create a more efficient and effective way to conserve India's wildlife. However, some experts have expressed concern that the merger will lead to a decrease in funding for both programs.

"The merger of Project Tiger and Project Elephant is a welcome move," said Dr. Aparajita Datta, a wildlife conservationist at the Wildlife Institute of India. "But it is important to ensure that the merger does not lead to a decrease in funding for either program." "The government needs to ensure that both programs are adequately funded so that they can continue to be successful in conserving India's wildlife," Dr. Datta added.


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