According to WWF & GTF: for the First Time Global Tiger Population Increased in 100 Years by 22% [ Current Affairs ]

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According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Global Tiger Forum (GTF) recent report, the global tiger population has increased by 22 per cent after a century of constant decline. Across the globe number of wild tigers has gone up globally by 22 per cent to 3, 890, from the 2010 approximation of 3, 200.

  • And this data was grounded on national evaluations of countries testified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).
  • Tiger population in different countries:
  1. India has 2226 population of Tiger
  2. Russia has 433
  3. Indonesia has 371
  4. Malaysia has 250
  5. Nepal has 198
  6. Thailand has 189
  7. Bangladesh has 106
  8. Bhutan has 103
  • In addition tiger population is also found in countries like China, Myanmar and Laos PDR.

Key facts

  • All the credit of increased population of Tiger is goes to multiple factors including increase in tiger populations in India, Russia, Nepal and Bhutan, improved surveys and enhanced protection and conservation efforts.
  • The accommodating support of government of different countries, local communities and law execution agencies to WWF in its goal of zero broadmindedness for tiger stealing across Asia also has led to increase in tiger population in addition.

About World Wide Fund for Nature WWF

  • The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization.
  • It was founded on 29th April 1961 and headquarter is located at Avenue du Mont-Blanc, Switzerland.
  • It is basically working for the biodiversity conservation and the decrease footprint of humanity on the environment.
  • With over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries, supporting around 1, 300 conservation and environmental projects it is the world’s largest conservation organization.
  • WWF has grounds with 55 % of funding from individuals and bequests, 19 % from government sources Viz. the World Bank, DFID, USAID and 8 % from corporations in 2014.

- Published on: April 13, 2016