In a Conservation Win, Nepal Doubles its Wild Tiger Population

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Takeaways:

  • A recent survey has shown that there will be 355 wild tigers in Nepal – a 190% increase since 2009.
  • One of the critical elements of this success was to partner with communities that live in tiger landscapes.
  • Government compensation schemes have been implemented to replace livestock killed by tigers. Support has been provided to reduce the community’s reliance on resources such as firewood collected inside the national park.

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