This heartwarming and extraordinary photograph was shared on social media, to highlight the fact that the number of wild tigers living in India is growing, which is extremely good news, after the number was declining for years. This picture depicts a tigress walking with her cubs, paints a bright future for the increase in tiger population in the reigon.
Taken in the Dudhwa National Park, a conservationist from the Indian Forest Service, Parveen Kaswan had shared this heartwarming snap on social media, with the caption reading: “This is magical picture. Count the #cubs with #tigress. I know for a reason how few people will be elated after seeing this.
Efforts are helping in making this species bounce back from verge of extinction. PC Siddharth Singh. Magical Terai.” He later went on to add on the post: “The photographer thanks all. This is the very purpose of conservation photography, providing the right message to masses.”
In a recent tiger census taken in India, it shows that for the last 4 years, the tiger population in the country has risen by 33%. Although the figures seem to be on the positive side, as there are only 3,900 tigers alive in the world as of today, they’re still listed as an endangered species. Talking about the status of tigers around the world, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) had this to say: “After a century of decline, overall wild tiger numbers are starting to tick upward.
Based on the best available information, tiger populations are stable or increasing in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Russia and China. An estimated 3,900 tigers remain in the wild, but much more work is needed to protect this species if we are to secure its future in the wild. In some areas, including much of Southeast Asia, tigers are still in crisis and declining in number.”