According to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) , conservation efforts by India, Nepal, Bhutan, Russia, etc. have seen tiger populations rise from 3,200 in 2010 to 3,890 in 2016 for the first time in over a century. If all goes to plan, the Countries hope to double tiger populations by 2022. Tigers are still endangered as covered in Part 1 of this series, but there is a silver lining.
Several projects have contributed towards the increase in tiger numbers in the wild. Some of the efforts are rewilding of captive bred tigers, reintroduction tigers into the wild, the Siberian Tiger Re-population Project, Save China’s Tigers, Project Tiger, tiger reserves, national parks, etc. have all contributed to the stabilization of the tiger population. But, are we too late?
Basically, to increase our tiger population, we need our Tigers to keep on mating as well.
The tiger temple is a …