After a year of extremely worrying reports regarding tiger populations we finally have a bit of good news. According to the latest tiger census in India, the population has grown by 20% from the figures that were last taken in 2007.
The one piece of concerning news that comes with this knowledge is the amount of territory that the tigers are able to inhabit. The wildlife corridors have been separated over the time through human development and their preservation is key to the survival of the tiger populus.
97% of tigers have been lost due to the ever decreasing habitats as well as the constant threat of poaching, a business that is growing and changing rapidly making it harder and harder for the authorities to police.
For the first time the survey covered the whole of India and through better scientific techniques the results are more accurate and give a better indication of the work that needs to be done.