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Project Tiger

Project Tiger is a wildlife conservation project launched in India in 1972 to protect the depleting numbers of tigers in India. It was formed in 1972 and launched on April 1st, 1973.

This was a pet project of Indira Gandhi. Because of this, it is suspected that number of tigers might have been exaggerated until her death in 1984. The funding and political support for Project Tiger has also reduced after her death.

Today, there are 23 Project Tiger reserves in India, covering an area of 33,000 sq kms.

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