According to official figures, Nepal has almost tripled the number of wild tigers in about a decade. According to the latest count, there are 355 tigers in the wild in the Himalayan country, the Nepali National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Agency said at an event marking World Tiger Day on Friday. In 2009, there were only 121 tigers.
Big cats are endangered, but according to the WWF Environmental Foundation, their numbers around the world are slowly increasing again.
“When local communities, governments and conservation organizations come together, the tiger can be saved from extinction,” said Michael Zica, an Asia expert at WWF Germany. But: “As much as we are pleased with the new numbers from Nepal, the world’s largest cats remain a critically endangered species.”
With the results now released, Nepal has achieved a target set by the tiger nations of South and Southeast Asia, Russia and China in St Petersburg twelve years ago: to double the number of tigers by the Chinese Tiger’s year in 2022. A WWF spokesperson said Nepal has been The second country to achieve this goal after India.The largest number of tigers lives in India, about 3000 animals.
Nepal counted its tigers in both 2009 and 2022 using 1,000 camera traps in the animal habitat using the same counting method over a period of about five months, said tiger expert Shiran Pokharel of Nepal’s Species Conservation and National Parks Authority. Census Share.
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