Finally, some good news from the world of conservation. After hearing story after story of animals being pushed to the brink of extinction, it’s great to hear that one of them might be clawing it’s way back.
For the first time this century, the number of tigers living in the wild looks to have gone up.
In a statement from the World Wildlife Fund, it was announced that a recent survey counter 3,809 tigers, which is a slight increase from the previous survey which counted 3,200 back in 2010. The rise could be attributed to improved methods used in the survey, but the indications are the tiger populations are growing in India, Russia, Nepal and Bhutan.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said recent national surveys counted 3,890 tigers, up from about 3,200 in 2010. The increase could be in part due to improved survey methods, the group said, but tiger populations seem to be growing in India, Russia, Nepal, and Bhutan.
Marco Lambertini, director general of WWF International, said:
“This offers us great hope and shows that we can save species and their habitats when governments, local communities, and conservationists work together,”
The recent survey results come as leaders across Asia are due to discuss the issue of tiger conservation at a conference.. Back in 2010, conservationists and politicians committed to doubling the tiger population by 2022.