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UP wildlife populations growth increased in green cover

The massive plantation campaign in Uttar Pradesh has yielded positive results for wildlife conservation in the state. According to a government spokesperson, there has been a significant increase in the population of wild animals. Over the past five years, the tiger population has risen from 118 to 173, showcasing notable growth.

Similarly, the number of elephants has also seen a substantial increase, going up from 265 to 352. Another remarkable achievement is the growth in the population of storks, which has risen from 13,670 to 17,586. This increase in wildlife numbers can be attributed to the state’s efforts in expanding forest and tree cover.

According to the State of Forest Report-2021, Uttar Pradesh has witnessed a rise of 794 square kilometers in its forest and tree cover, showcasing the success of the tree plantation campaign undertaken in the state.