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Bengal Tiger Comeback!

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Bengal Tiger. (Image Credit: WikiCommons)

By Kristen E. Strubberg Editor-in-Chief

According to a press release by India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests, the overall tiger population surveyed in the country has increased by approximately 30.5%!  The leap in numbers, the ministry reports, is due to cooperative government conservation efforts throughout the country.  Additionally, conservationists now have photographs of 80% of the tigers encountered during the census which give them a unique record of the tigers and will allow them to better track their progress.

Male and Female Bengal Tigers. (Image Credit: Paul Mannix/Wikicommons)

The increase in Bengal Tiger population will allow India to donate tigers to further increase world populations.  Moreover, the conservation techniques used throughout the 43 Tiger Reserves could be applied to other conservation efforts in zoos and wildlife preserves.

Read the original press release here and at The BBC.

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Kristen E. Strubberg is the Editor-in-Chief for TGNR. Kristen founded TGNR in 2013 - seeking to create a high quality platform for original, eclectic and substantive positive news journalism by attracting expert contributors in many varying subjects. Kristen also works as a clinical medical researcher in Cardiology, with an original background in Neuroscience. Her passion for science has translated to her science-fiction specialization, with her highly adept published insights into the best of sci-fi’s popular culture. Kristen has served as TGNR’s Editor-in-Chief since 2013.

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  1. adventuresofruth

    January 22, 2015 at 4:51 AM

    Excellent news!! I’m hopeing to visit Ranthambore in a couple of months time. Seeing a tiger would be a dream come true.

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