Report finds India’s tigers are bouncing back
Indian tigers in water
A new survey announcing significant increases in India’s Bengal tiger population shows recent intensive conservation efforts are working: tigers have increased from 1,411 in 2006 to 2,226 in 2014. The survey, published in February by India’s National Tiger Conservation Authority, attributes success to improved management and protection of tiger reserves and protected areas, maintaining undisturbed core habitats for breeding tiger populations, habitat connectivity, and protection of tigers and their prey from poaching. Poaching remains the greatest threat to tigers with their parts in high demand throughout Asia. With over half of the world’s tigers in India, this growth in numbers is a true conservation success and proves the value of concerted conservation efforts.
Original article posted on: 20.01.15 Updated: 23.03.15