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Bhutan and India boosted tiger numbers

Tigers are clawing their method again from the brink of extinction in Bhutan. In response to the nation’s newest tiger census, the massive cats have elevated their inhabitants from 103 to 131 since 2015 – an increase of 27 per cent. 

It follows main interventions to assist the nation’s wild tiger inhabitants, together with community-based tiger conservation programmes, habitat enchancment and human-wildlife battle administration initiatives. 

“This dedication to guard tigers is inspirational and might function a mannequin for conservation elsewhere,” stated Becci Could, a senior programme advisor on the World Wildlife Fund. “Sadly, regardless of success tales like Bhutan, tigers are nonetheless probably the most threatened huge cat species globally, lowered to solely round 5 per cent of their historic vary.” 

The information from Bhutan got here as India reported a 6 per cent improve in its tiger numbers since final yr. The nation is now believed to be residence to three,682 tigers – round 75 per cent of the worldwide inhabitants. 

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