List of Indian states by wildlife population
Bengal Tiger and Indian Elephant are endangered species which are protected by Project Tiger and Project Elephant programmes run by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. Indian Leopards are threatened and protected species. The tiger numbers are of animals aged above 1.5 years.
- The South Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are home to nearly 44% of the elephants, 35% of the tigers and 31% of the leopards in India.
- The state of Karnataka alone is home to 22% of the elephants, 18% of the tigers and 14% of the leopards in India.
- The Northeast Indian states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Tripura together with West Bengal account for 30% of the elephants and 5% of the tiger population.
|State||Tigers (2019)||Elephants (2019)||Leopards (2015)|
Leopard population is not zero in Assam and West Bengal. Camera image trap method estimated leopards in 14 tiger states, out of 17 tiger states. In India leopard occurs in 28 states and one Union Territory.
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