‘Goddess of power’: Nepal doubles wild tiger population

05 October 2018

Asian Correspondent

CONSERVATIONISTS are upbeat about Nepal slated to become the first country to double its wild tiger numbers by 2022. On National Conservation Day, September 23, 2018, Nepal announced that it has 235 tigers living in the wild. A significant increase from just 121 tigers in 2009.

In 2010, at the Tiger Summit in St Petersburg, Russia, the Government of Nepal along with the governments of India, Russia, Nepal, and Bhutan pledged to double the number of tigers by 2022.

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