“This article from National Geographic’s Brian Clark Howard provides the perfect counter to last week’s dismal news. For the first time in 100 years, global tiger (Panthera tigris) numbers are on the rise.

This success is the result of intense conservation efforts that have focused on curtailing poaching, connecting tiger habitats, compensating local people for tiger-related damages, and eco-tourism. India has especially capitalized on the latter opportunity, which is part of the reason its tiger population has grown to 2,226 individuals (up from 1,706 five years ago). This is important, because India’s tigers still possess more than 60% of the species’ genetic diversity.”

Source: Global Tiger Numbers Increase for the First Time in 100 Years

(This article does not belong to Politics and Chaos but it is a beautiful piece that must be read. It has been shared so that more readers can enjoy a great article.)

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