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Black Tigers

  • Published
    18th Sep, 2021

GS-III: Environment

  • Conservation

Recently, scientists have unraveled the mystery behind Odisha’s ‘Black Tigers’ in Similipal Tiger Reserve.

The team has found that the entire distinctive coloration in the black tigers is due to one mutation in the gene called Transmembrane Aminopeptidase Q or Taqpep.

Prelims question:

In which among the following tiger reserves, you are most likely to spot a ‘Black Tiger’?

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Mains Question:

India’s tiger population has increased but they are still under threat. In this regard, discuss the efforts made towards tiger conservation in India and what more needs to be done. (150 Words)


  • Introduce by highlighting the fact that India has the largest tiger population in the world and India has a robust history of Tiger conservation
  • Enumerate efforts made for tiger conservation in India
  • Highlight the challenges that still remain in tiger conservation
  • Way Forward / Conclusion

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