Twice as nice – Nepal’s tiger population almost doubles in the last decade!

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Finally, a win for nature, the environment and the animal kingdom! Amidst news reports of and rising temperatures across the world, the news that Nepal’s tiger population is actually on the rise is certainly worth celebrating!

In 2009, just 10 years ago, the population of wild tigers in Nepal had dropped to just 120. Towards the end of 2018, a survey of the tiger population in Nepal was shown to be approximately 235. This increase shows Nepal’s commitment to TX2, the global initiative to double the world’s tiger population by 2022, as agreed at the St Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010 and the successful implementation of the Tiger Conservation Action Plan.

Even Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio has put his support behind the effort to revive the tiger population across the world and to bring these great cats back from the brink of extinction. Leo’s Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has funded tiger conservation in Nepal’s Bardia National Park and other places in the world.

Destruction of the tiger’s natural habitat through cutting down trees and as a result of unmonitored hunting of wild animals has resulted in the number of wild tigers in the world reducing to dangerously low levels. At one time, there were over 120,000 tigers in the world, and now there are less than 4000.

Global conservation organisations, governments and activists have all promised to use their most dedicated efforts to increase these numbers.

Nepal has successfully implemented policies against hunting of wild animals and has put in place measures to actively and strictly police the national parks all around the country.

In another victory closer to home, the Indian Tiger Census conducted in July 2019 showed the Bengal Tiger population to be 2967 tigers, which is twice the number as was recorded in the 2006 census! Now, if only the rest of the world can put as much effort as Nepal and indeed India have into saving the tiger, we may soon see these big cats live a safe, long and happy life again!

Written by: Disha Mirchandani. Disha is a former lawyer turned freelance content writer. She is a fitness enthusiast and amateur aerialist with her own fitness photo-blog as well.

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