Nepal’s tiger numbers recover but attacks on people cause alarm

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Nepalese population of Bengal tigers has nearly tripled in 12 years and conflict with humans is increasing

Nepal’s tiger population has nearly tripled in 12 years, the country’s prime minister has announced. But concerns about the human cost of the big cat’s recovery are growing after a rise in fatal attacks.

From a low of 121 in 2010, the Nepalese population of Bengal tigers has risen to 355, according to the latest survey, revealed by the prime minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, to mark International Tiger Day on Friday.

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Written by Patrick Greenfield
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/29/nepal-bengal-tiger-numbers-recover-attacks-people under the title “Nepal’s tiger numbers recover but attacks on people cause alarm”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.