Increase in tiger numbers in West Bengal's Sundarbans
The Sundarban Tiger Reserve in West Bengal has witnessed the highest increase of Royal Bengal Tigers since 2016. The West Bengal Forest Department released the 2019-2020 census of Royal Bengal Tigers of Sunderbans and according to it, eight tigers have increased compared to 2019. The number of tigers increased to 96 in 2020 compared to 88 tigers in 2019. The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove delta and only mangrove tiger habitat in the world. The landscape comprises two divisions--1) Sundarban Tiger Reserve and 2) 24 Parganas(south) Division. The total area of Sundarban Tiger Reserve (STR) with its four ranges (Sajnekhali Wildlife Sanctuary, Basirhat, National Park East and National Park West) is about 2585 sq kilometres. The three tiger bearing ranges of 24 Parganas(South) Division i.e, (Matla, Raidighi, Ramganga) comprises of 1111.07 sq kilometre area in total. See link below to read the report.