Number of tigers in the wild on the rise

In April 2016, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced that, for the first time in over a century, the number of tigers in the wild is back on the rise.

tiger lying in the grass
During a worldwide census, conducted by the WWF and the Global Tiger Forum, 3.980 tigers were counted in the wild. That is 780 more than in 2010, when 3.200 tigers were spotted. It is the first time in more than a hundred years that the tiger population in the wild is growing again.


Even though this all sounds amazing, scientists ask for caution. Not only have the counting methods improved, there were also more locations in which cameras were placed.

Tiger walking through the grass