Number of tigers in India in 2008:

1,411
According to a census by the National Tiger Conservation Authority, this is down from 3,642 in 2001.
Source: India Today, 3/10/2008

 
   
  Number of tigers in India in 2001:

3,642

Source: Int'l Herald Tribune, 1/16/2004

 
   
  What people in certain regions of India do to ward off tiger attacks :

Wear masks on the back of their heads
Since tigers generally do not attack from the front, but rather from behind, the masks are meant to make tigers believe that the person is looking at them.
Source: NPR, 1/21/2004

 
   
  Number of people killed annually by tigers in India:

30-40

Source: Time Magazine, 8/23/2004