Tiger population grows in Nepal
The latest count made by WWF Nepal showed a 15% increase since 2010, from 155 tigers to 176. In 2008 tiger numbers dropped from over 350 to 121, so the WWF are hoping that this signals the start of a population increase in Nepal and an end to tiger poaching.
The greatest increase has been in Bardiya National Park where tiger numbers have more than doubled, but other areas, including Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve and Chitawan National Park, have also noticed an increase, with Chitawan's population currently at 129.
A visit to Chitawan National Park is part of some of our trekking in Nepal tours, and hopefully with this recent news, spotting a tiger as part of a jungle adventure may be less of a dream and more a reality!