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July 29, 2020

Tiger population will be doubled by 2022:PM

International Tiger Day 2020 observed

Bengal Tiger
Kathmandu: As the world observes the “International Tiger Day 2020” Wednesday (today) the Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli has assured that the population of tiger would be doubled by 2022.

In 2010 the number of tigers in Nepal was as many as 121 which later increased to 235 in 2018. PM Oli also expressed concern that there is need to manage the habitat for tigers based on the ecosystem and their needs such as grassy ground, wetlands, and close to water source.

Currently, the worldwide population of the tiger is estimated to be around 3,890. India is reported have the highest population of tiger which stands at 2,226, while the Laos has the lowest two only. Indonesia, Cambodia, China, Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Russia, and Laos are home for Royal Bengal tigers.

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