Tiger Population Rises In India, Despite Global Declines
The tiger population in India, which is home to 70 percent of the world's tigers, continues to rise, even as global numbers continue to fall.By Sebastian Martinez | January 20, 2015
From a global population of around 100,000 of the biggest big cats in the wild, in 1900, tiger numbers have dropped to around 3,000, and tigers now inhabit just seven percent of their original range. (Video via International Fund for Animal Welfare, National Geographic)
In that context, positive signs for tiger populations are few and far between, but this week, India was the bearer of some welcomed good news.
India's top environment minister announced Tuesday authorities had determined the country's tiger population in 2014 was 2,226, up from just 1,706 in 2010. (Video via Newzstreet TV)