Man at His Best

Tiger Population Increases Around The World

Some good news, for a change​.

BY EDITORS | Jul 26, 2016 | Culture


We don't need to tell you that the world out there feels a little bleak at the moment, so here's a bit of good news to get your claws into.

The number of wild tigers has increased, apparently, to a heartening 3890 - up from just 3200 in 2010.

That's according to the World Wildlife Fund and the Global Tiger Forum, who tomorrow will meet in New Delhi for the 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation – an event we're applying for tickets for as this goes to press.

The increase can be attributed to improved surveys and enhance protection, with tiger populations going in the right direction in India, Russia, Nepal and Bhutan.

"For the first time after decades of constant decline, tiger numbers are on the rise," said Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International.

"This offers us great hope and shows that we can save species and their habitats when governments, local communities and conservationists work together."

Well done, humanity.

From: Esquire UK.