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Nepal | New census finds steady increase in tiger population—nearly 100% since first count in 2009

A census led by the government of Nepal has found that the tiger population in the country nearly doubled over the past ten years.

Data gathered from camera trap surveys conducted across most of Nepal’s tiger habitats between 2017 and 2018 show that there are now 235 of the big cats who call the South Asian country home. That represents a 19 percent increase over the 198 tigers found during a nationwide study completed in 2014. Nepal’s first census, in 2009, found 121 tigers.

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