Posted on 17 November 2015
6 tiger species out of 9 subspecies remaining. 97% decline since 1900 to as low as 3200. This is what we have lost being the only predator for this iconic animal who shape the entire ecosystem.
The tiger timeline depicts the series of events that occurred in Nepal and around the world to save tigers starting from the year 1950. As for Nepal, WWF started its journey towards conservation of this majestic creature in 1973 with the establishment of the first National Park of Nepal - Chitwan National Park.
In 2010, the Government of Nepal pledged to implement several conservation actions to help increase the countrys tiger population. Till 2015, Nepal has celebrated three 365 days of Zero Poaching years and has seen increase of 63% in its tiger population. It strives further to achieve the pledge made in 2010 undeterred and driven to double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022.