Welcome news, tiger numbers show increase for first time in a century

Posted on April 11th, 2016

The estimated number of wild tigers worldwide has risen for the first time in a century, conservationists say.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Global Tiger Forum said 3,890 tigers had been counted in the latest global census.

In 2010 there were just 3,200 tigers in the wild. In 1900, there were 100,000.

While hopeful that the numbers indicate a population increase, experts cautioned it could also just indicate improved data gathering.

“More important than the absolute numbers is the trend, and we’re seeing the trend going in the right direction,” said Ginette Hemley, senior vice-president of wildlife conservation at the WWF.

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