Tiger numbers 'making a remarkable comeback' in five countries, experts say

Tiger numbers 'making a remarkable comeback' in five countries, experts say

Tiger numbers 'making a remarkable comeback' in five countries, experts say

Releasing an updated report on India's Tiger Survey from 2018, which put the country's tiger population at 2,367 - unchanged from the government's estimate previous year - Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said it was a matter of pride for India that it was a global exemplar in tiger conservation.

India is home to 8% of the world's biodiversity, including 70% of the world's tiger population, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said while releasing a report about the status of Tigers in India, ahead of Global Tigers Day.

The conservation charity says wild tiger numbers are rising in Bhutan, China, India, Nepal and Russian Federation.

There are estimated to be about 160 Indochinese tigers left in the wild in Thailand, which has stepped up its conservation efforts over the last decade. We are ready to help the other 13 countries with tiger ranges in conserving, capacity building and training in tiger conservation.

The number of tigers in the structure of the tiger project was calculated.

Former cricketer Anil Kumble wished the people on International Tiger Day 2020, posting a picture of a tiger.

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The population in Nepal's Bardia National Park alone has increased from just 18 tigers in 2008 to 87 in 2018, the wildlife charity said.

Last year Prime Minister Narendra Modi had released the four-yearly tiger census report according to which the tiger population in the country had grown from 1,400 in 2014 to 2,967 in 2019.

Conservation group Traffic published the shocking figures, this week, and urged more action to protect the giant cats.

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President Ramnath Kovind mentioned India's success in doubling the numbers of tigers in 12 years.

'It looks like we are losing this fight, ' she told AFP. The Summit was held to raise awareness about the sharp decline in the number of wild tigers, leaving them on the brink of extinction. Corbett's tiger count has been rising - from 137 in 2006 to 174 in 2010 and 215 in 2014.

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Becci May, regional manager, Asian Big Cats, at WWF UK, said: "Ten years ago, tigers were in such a perilous state, that there was a very real risk of them becoming extinct in the wild".

"From an historic population low in 2010, tigers are finally making a remarkable comeback in much of South Asia, Russia, and China", WWF Tigers Alive Initiative head Stuart Chapman said in a statement to mark World Tiger Day on Wednesday.

'This is an achievement that not only offers a future for tigers in the wild, but for the landscapes they inhabit and the communities living alongside this iconic big cat'.

Tigers in the region are also threatened by habitat loss and the fragmentation of forests, when roads, logging and other developments isolate small populations, leading to inbreeding and a lack of genetic diversity.

The report evaluates the status of habitat corridors connecting major tiger populations and highlights vulnerable areas that require conservation attention for each landscape.

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