Lonely Planet Writer

India, Nepal feted for tiger conservation efforts

A wild tiger in Ranthambore National Park, India.
A wild tiger in Ranthambore National Park, India. Image by Mandy / CC BY 2.0

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has singled out India and Nepal for special commendation for conservation work with endangered tigers. Not a single tiger was poached in Nepal in 2013 or 2014, and India recently announced a 30% increase in tiger numbers since 2011. Officials have credited the successful pairing of anti-poaching efforts with tourism projects that generate income for conservation and support local communities as being the ideal model for wildlife conservation. Read more: zeenews.india.com