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Nepal sees tiger population go up by 63% since 2009


A survey that was carried out between February and June assessed that an increase in the tiger population in Nepal by 63%.  The results show the number of tigers in Nepal have increased to 198, a rise from 121 in 2009. In particular, the tiger population in the south-western Bardia national park has risen from about 18 in 2009 to 50 this year. Nepalese officials described the findings as a “milestone” in the bid to double the number of wild tigers by 2022, as agreed by the region’s leaders at an international summit in 2010.


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