Why Prediction That Tigers Will Be Extinct by 2020 Is Unlikely?


Researchers have found that tiger populations have increased in Nepal and India by 31% and 61%, respectively.

They have also revealed that tiger population can be doubled even tripled in next few years by effectively protecting the remaining habitat and landscapes.

This is a good news for researchers and all of use that loss of tiger habitats and landscapes is much lower than previously assumed. This was confirmed by researchers in a study using data from Global Forest Watch.

According to the study, conservation efforts are responsible for an increase in tiger populations in Nepal and India, and these efforts should be strengthened to increase the wild cats’ population substantially.

In order to recover the tiger population, it is very important thing to prevent future loss across all habitats.

For the survival of tigers, there is also a great need for the corridors along with vast habitats. The corridors can be defined as areas of land connecting habitat and allowing separated tiger populations to disperse and interact.

We need to do right things and stop loss of habitats to prevent tigers from becoming extinct animals.

I think, with this positive study, we’ve a great opportunity to increase enough intact habitat to support doubling or even tripling the tiger population in the coming decades.

Source: Dispatch Tribunal

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