World Tiger Count Increases For The First Time In A Century

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Since 1900, when there were approximately 100,000 tigers living and thriving around the world, the number has consistently gone down every time a count was taken and that has been the trend for over a century. In fact each count marked a new low with the last one being in 2010, only 3200 tigers left on the planet. However, the latest count taken remarkably shows and uptick, for the first time in a century. According to WWF (World Wildlife Fund), there are currently 3,890 wild tigers roaming the earth, with 2,226 of them in India.

Royal Bengal Tiger Photo worldwildlife.org
Royal Bengal Tiger Photo worldwildlife.org

The increased numberr has brought much joy to different wildlife and activist groups who are praising the heightened conservation processes and awareness. Wild tigers face a multitude of problems such as deforestation, trophy hunting, poaching and lack of food. Director General of WWF Marco Lambertini also said in a statement today, “For the first time after decades of constant decline, tiger numbers are on the rise.”

The picture is not perfect though as the number of tigers has decreased heavily in Indonesia and Cambodia has now announced the tigers in the country have gone extinct. Bangladesh saw a sharp decline as well. The 13 countries with tigers have decided to up conservation efforts and looking for doubling the number of tigers by 2022.

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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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