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Big cat population up by 690 (analysed from The Hindu)

The number of wild tigers globally has gone up to 3,890, from the earlier 2010 estimate of 3200, according to the World Wildlife Fund and the Global Tiger Forum.

The 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation starts on 12 April in New Delhi. It will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister.

India leads tiger population countries with an estimated population of 2226, according to a 2014 national survey. India’s own tiger population has gone up significantly from 1706, as reported by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) in 2010.

According to the WWF, hundred years ago there were 100,000 wild tigers. By 2010, there were as few as 3,200. Therefore, in 2010, tiger range governments agreed to act to double wild tigers population by the next Chinese Year of the Tiger in 2022. This goal is known as Tx2.

However, despite the rise the status of the species remain ‘Endangered’.

About Global Tiger Forum:

It was started in the year 1994 and has it’s headquarter in New Delhi. The goal of GTF is to  highlight the rationale for tiger preservation and provide leadership and common approach throughout the world in order to safeguard the survival of the tiger, its prey and its habitat.



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