A recent tiger population survey in Nepal has revealed that numbers of these iconic big cats have almost doubled in under a decade. This positive news means that Nepal is set to become the first country to double its national tiger population since the ambitious goal was set in 2010 – a goal to double tiger numbers in the wild.
In 2009, Nepal’s tiger numbers were languishing at around 121 but government, conservationists and local authorities have worked for almost a decade to increase the tiger population in the Himalayan nation to a booming 235, and is all but certain to hit 242 in the next four years.
Never forget that saving the planet’s wildlife is a cooperative exercise.
Source: National Geographic