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For the first time in the past three years, the number of tiger deaths in a year in the country has been less than 100: Ministry of Forest Environment and Climate Change (MoEFCC)
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The Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 was amended in 2006 to provide for constituting the National Tiger Conservation Authority. It is responsible for implementation of the Project Tiger plan to protect endangered tigers. The National Tiger Conservation Authority is set up under the Chairmanship of the Minister for Environment and Forests. The Authority will have eight experts or professionals having qualifications and experience in wildlife conservation and welfare of people including tribal, apart from three Members of Parliament of whom two will be elected by the House of the People and one by the Council of States. The Inspector General of Forests, in charge of project Tiger, will be ex-officio Member Secretary.