Counting tigers is critical to the success of Tx2 | WWF

Counting tigers is critical to the success of Tx2

Posted on 11 November 2015    
Comparing portable GPS with Sumatran tiger foot print found in Tesso Nilo National Park, Riau Province, Indonesia.
© WWF-Indonesia/Sunarto
WWF is urging all tiger range states in Southeast Asia to conduct systematic tiger surveys, which are a critical component of Tx2 – the global campaign to double wild tigers by 2022. No national counts have yet been conducted in the region, where tigers are facing a crisis and could end up extinct. But the Thai government is discussing its tiger numbers, while Malaysia – where experts fear there may be as few as 250 tigers left –
announced that it would carry out its first national survey. There are thought to be no breeding populations of tigers in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos, and tiger numbers are unknown in Indonesia and Myanmar. These
countries must all count their tigers before it is too late. WWF is ready to assist with surveys and follow-up conservation work.
Comparing portable GPS with Sumatran tiger foot print found in Tesso Nilo National Park, Riau Province, Indonesia.
© WWF-Indonesia/Sunarto Enlarge

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