Asian Tiger Population on the Uptrend

January 1, 2013 / No Comments

Of course, our wildlife is fighting for its existence, but it seems there is hope. We have begun hearing good news from the Wildlife Conservation Society on the Asian tiger of late. The WCS reports that Asian tiger numbers are increasing across Asia, particularly in southwestern India. The report adds that the animals have been leaving their protected habitat due to population pressure. The organization is now planning for better law enforcement and more habitats for tigers.

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This rising growth in tiger population has happened due to strict law enforcement, says WCS.

Last year inThailand, a notorious poaching group was arrested and was awarded five years of prison life. Since 2007, the number of tigers has been on the rise in Thailand’s Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, and in the last year alone, around 50 tigers were counted in the sanctuary.

The Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary is part of the country’s Western Forest Complex. The sanctuary covers around 18,000 square kilometers and accommodates an estimated 125 to 175 tigers.

In India, the tiger population has gone up at the Nagarhole and Bandipur national parks, and has reached saturation levels. It is being reported that young tigers are leaving the parks and entering the nearby landscape, thanks to an increase in numbers.

Above all, the government officials in Russia have declared a new corridor named the Central Ussuri Wildlife Refuge. It connects the Sikhote-Alin tiger population in Russia, the endangered group of Amur tigers, with the tiger habitat in China’s Heilongjiang Province in the Wandashan Mountains. This project ensures the movement of tiger across the border between Russia and China in this region.

We hope all these efforts of environmentalists will save the wild animal for our future generations.