Tiger Population Doubled By 2022?

Tiger Population Doubled By 2022?

Posted by Connor Whelan on Apr 5, 2016

Today we are delighted to bring you some good news from the animal world! This news is regarding one of the world’s most famous big cats, the tiger, and the fact that their numbers could soon be on the rise!

The latest forecast by experts has stated that there remains enough of the tiger’s natural wild habitat to successfully allow them to double their numbers by 2022 which just happens to be the next year of the tiger.

Tiger

Currently according to the WWF, there are only around 3,200 tigers still alive in Asia which is a 97% drop in the last 100 years. The main reason this number has dropped so suddenly is due to a loss of habitat in the areas which these majestic big cats like to roam. Fortunately, when the scientists who conducted this latest study looked at the most recent habitat loss they expected it to be a lot higher than it actually was. Only 7.7% of the tiger’s habitable land was lost over the last 14 years, and whilst this is still a considerable amount it is not definitive for their numbers.

Writing in the journal Science Advances, the scientist behind the study Dr Joshi and his team wrote: “Our analysis indicates that enough wild habitat remains to allow a range-wide doubling of the wild tiger population ... The global population could approach a trebling in the next two decades."

Clearly this is amazing news and we all now need to keep the pressure on those responsible to ensure that the right steps are taken to protect the tigers in the future. If the right measures are put in place these amazing animals have every chance of making a strong comeback. Should you want the chance to see the tigers in their natural habitats than you can by taking a look at the Indian Tiger Trails project. Let’s all help these big cats get back on their feet.


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