On Sunday, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced that the number of wild tigers is on the rise for the first time in more than 100 years. The latest count says we have 3,890 tigers roaming in the wild, which is really big news when you consider that the numbers have been on a constant decrease since 1900, going from over 100,000 to merely 3,200 in 2010.


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“This offers us great hope and shows that we can save species and their habitats when governments, local communities and conservationists work together,” said Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International. The revisited numbers were released just before the 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation, the goal of which is to find ways to double the number of wild tigers by 2022 – the next Chinese year of the tiger.

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From 1900 to 2010, the number of wild tigers went from 100,000 to merely 3,200

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However, the latest count says we have 3,890 tigers roaming in the wild

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“This offers us great hope,” said Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International

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“It shows that we can save species and their habitats when governments, local communities and conservationists work together”

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Countries with tiger populations are aiming to double the number of wild tigers by 2022 – the next Chinese year of the tiger

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