We were relieved to learn last month that the country’s tiger population has increased by 33% since 2014, indicating that tiger conservation is on the right track. We also owe gratitude to all those well-meaning critics from all walks of life who warned in the late 1990s that tigers would become extinct in India by the turn of the century unless the government took immediate and bold action. With 2,967 tigers, India now accounts for roughly 80% of the tigers found in the 13 Asia-Pacific tiger range countries.

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