At a time when Nepal has drastically increased the number of tiger population, Nepal is celebrating the World Tiger Day on Saturday with stories of success to preserve the big cat.
The decision to mark the World Tiger Day On July 29 every year was taken at the conference of the heads of 13 countries – where tigers are available – held at Saint Petersburg of Russia in 2010.
Data shows that the number of tigers has increased from 121 in 2009 to 198 in 2013.
The Department’s Under Secretary Bishnu Prasad Shrestha informed that the census of the tiger would be taken this year as it is conducted in every four years in Nepal.
As per the decision of the conference to double the number of tigers by 2020, Nepal has also been increasing its efforts for the conservation of tigers. Along with Chitwan National Park, which consists of a large number of Tiger Population, Parsa Wildlife Reserve, Bardia National Park, Banke National Park and Shuklafata has also tiger population.
A census carried out in 2013 had counted as many as 120 royal Bengal tigers in Chitwan, 50 in Bardiya, 17 in Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve, seven in Parsa and four in Banke.