Wild Tiger population could double with conservation measures in place
The wild tiger, whose population is 97% lower than a century ago, now has a promising future and a real probability of seeing its population double or even triple by 2022, says a team of scientists. However, in order to turn this likelihood into a reality, we have to start taking measures now. The worldwide population of wild tigers – at fewer than 3,500 individuals – is currently dangerously low, a team of researchers wrote in the journal Science Advances (citation below). The combination of habitat loss plus poaching could seriously undermine the international target recovery of doubling the global wild tiger population by 2022. See link below to read the report in Market Business News.