Nepal became one of the first countries under the TX2 goal (Tigers times two) to double its wild Bengal tiger population. The goal is active in 13 countries across the world. In 2009, Nepal had 121 tigers, but as of a 2018 census report that number has grown to 235. The country has brought forth robust efforts in reviving the orange and black-striped animals, from apprehending ringleaders and using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to stop poaching, to enlarging wild habitats and empowering locals to protect forests. Being mindful of possible intermingling between tigers and humans, authorities also temporarily relocated locals. The sum total of their efforts is leading toward a harmonious co-existence. Moreover, the revival of the Bengal tigers will ensure a healthy ecosystem.

Read Full Story