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Wild Tiger Numbers Up 40 Percent Since 2015 Assessment

Wild Tiger Numbers Up 40 Percent Since 2015 Assessment

The news came in an update announced last Thursday to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. While tigers (Panthera tigris) are still considered Endangered, there are 40 percent more of them than was indicated by the last population assessment in 2015. 

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    Could Wild Tiger Populations Double by 2022?

    Could Wild Tiger Populations Double by 2022?

    By Stuart Chapman The goal set 10 years ago to double the number of wild tigers by 2022 remains one of the most ambitious conservation goals ever for a single species. Currently home to the vast majority of the world’s remaining tigers, well-resourced protected areas are a cornerstone of this goal. Tigers are a conservation-dependent […]

    Endangered Tigers Face Growing Threats From an Asian Road-Building Boom

    Endangered Tigers Face Growing Threats From an Asian Road-Building Boom

    By Neil Carter Tigers are one of the world’s most iconic wild species, but today they are endangered throughout Asia. They once roamed across much of this region, but widespread habitat loss, prey depletion and poaching have reduced their numbers to only about 4,000 individuals. They live in small pockets of habitat across South and […]

    Did Illegal Wildlife Trade Cause Wild Tigers to Become Extinct in Laos?

    Did Illegal Wildlife Trade Cause Wild Tigers to Become Extinct in Laos?

    Are tigers extinct in Laos? That’s the conclusion of a detailed new study that found no evidence wild tigers still exist in the country. What researchers did find during a five-year camera survey of the biodiversity-rich Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area was evidence of snares — lots and lots of deadly snares, which are […]

    India’s Tiger Population Grows to 3,000 in Conservation Boost

    India’s Tiger Population Grows to 3,000 in Conservation Boost

    The Indian government on Monday said its native wild tiger population has grown by more than 30% in four years thanks to bold conservation efforts. The number of tigers in the wild rose to 2,967, up from 2,226 in 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the increase as a “historic achievement.” “We reaffirm our commitment […]

    Climate Change May Wipe Out Bengal Tigers, UN Analysis Finds

    Climate Change May Wipe Out Bengal Tigers, UN Analysis Finds

    Climate change may wipe out the world’s only mangrove-living Bengal tiger population in just 50 years, according to a new analysis conducted by the United Nations. According to the report, extreme temperatures and sea level rise are threatening a 4,000-square-mile diverse ecosystem known as the Sundarbans. Located in southern coastal Bangladesh, nearly three-quarters of land […]

    China Restores Rhino and Tiger Parts Ban After International Fury

    China Restores Rhino and Tiger Parts Ban After International Fury

    Great news from China! Following intense international backlash, the Chinese government said Monday that it has postponed a regulation that would have allowed the use of tiger bone and rhino horn for medicine, research and other purposes. In October, China alarmed animal rights activists around the world when it weakened a 25-year-old ban on the […]