Tiger in Nepal doubled due to increased forest or conservation ?

Kathmandu : The number of wild tigers in the country has almost doubled in the last decade, giving hope to conservationists fighting to save the wild cats from extinction. The latest tiger census report, released on Sunday to mark the National Conservation Day.

Nepal’s wild tiger population has nearly doubled over the last nine years, officials said yesterday, in a victory for the impoverished country’s drive to save the endangered big cats. Wildlife groups have welcomed the news as a sign that political involvement and conservation strategies can reverse the decline of the majestic tiger.

The experts and conservationists are claiming it was due to their effort however the local experience people says it was due to the increased number of forest due to a large number of population being migrated for remittance.

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