Tiger conservation does work: Great news from Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand

| June 23, 2013 | Reply

The Tiger is the most endangered of the large cat species with an estimated 3,200 tigers left in the wild.
And these animals are distributed over a large area and often without any connection between the individual populations.
But Tigers can still be saved and many NGOs are working hard to protect the large cat. And there are good reasons to be optimistic despite ongoing less of tigers due to poaching.

In the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand Tiger numbers apparently increased from a low of 30 to now about 240-250 cats according to Tigers flourishing in top sanctuary

The Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary is part of a large Western Forest Complex, comprising 19 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in Thailand and Myanmar.
It is also part of the Tigers Forever program by Panthera.

Thanks to conservation efforts incl. fighting illegal poaching, Tigers are doing much better there today.

Increasing Tiger numbers allow them to disperse, recolonize areas from which they are gone and improve genetic diversity by connecting with other existing populations in Thailand and Myanmar.

The whole area is home to many other carnivores incl. Dholes, Leopards and Clouded Leopards and of course to a huge number of other animals like Asian Elephants, Gaurs, Banteng, many birds species and a lot more.

More information:

Tigers flourishing in top sanctuary

More Than Hope for Tigers

NGOs working to protect tigers:

Panthera’s Tiger program

Wildlife Conservation Society Tiger program

Global Tiger Initiative

WWF’s Tiger program

Tiger conservation program by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

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