July 29, 2020

World tiger population grows but SE Asia threats ‘critical’: WWF

New Delhi (AFP) – Tiger populations in five countries are making a comeback but the endangered species still faces major threats such as poaching, conservation group WWF and the Indian government said.India, home to 70 percent of the big cat’s global population, is among 13 countries that pledged a decade ago to boost feline numbers.”From an historic population low in 2010, tigers are finally making a remarkable comeback in much of South Asia, Russia and China,” WWF Tigers Alive Initiative head Stuart Chapman said in a statement to mark World Tiger Day on Wednesday.Chapman said population incr…

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