Tiger population on the rise

World tiger numbers have risen for the first time in 100 years, marking a turning point in the animal’s fight against poaching and habitat loss.
Figures from national surveys in tiger range states and from the International Union for Conservation of Nature estimate there are 3 890 tigers in the wild, 700 more than the 2010 figure.
The World Wildlife Fund Australia’s national manager for species, Darren Grover, says the increase is likely a result of ramped up conservation efforts in India, Russia, Nepal and Bhutan.