While talking about efforts to conserve the endangered species, Ramesh said "I hope tiger census will be released in two weeks. I am keeping my fingers crossed. I hope, we will have good news".
Claiming that he didn't have "inside information" about the tiger census, he said "good news" about the tiger population is expected from the tiger reserves, including Kaziranga in Assam and Parambikkulam bordering Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Expressing optimism that the tiger census would be out by the third week of November, Ramesh busted the myth that Corbett had the highest tiger density. “As against the presence of 20 tigers per 100 sq km there, the corresponding figure in Kaziranga, Assam, is 35. Equally promising is the lesser known Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, tucked away in the valley between the Annamalai ranges of Tamil Nadu and the Nelliampathy ranges of Kerala.