Ranthambhore holding out hope for tiger conservation
The third Asia Ministerial Meeting on Tigers will occur in the national capital on April 12-14. In 2010, at the first such meeting at St Petersburg in Russia, ministers from 13 tiger range countries - Russia, China, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia and Indonesia - set a goal of doubling the number of tigers in the wild by 2022, the next Chinese year of the tiger. In 2010, it was estimated that there were 3,200 tigers left in the wild. According to more recent estimates, the number of tigers in the wild is now about 3,500. What is significant is that half all wild tigers in the world are in India. Please follow the link below to read the report in the Economic Times.