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35% of India’s tiger ranges are outside protected areas

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Thirty-five per cent of India’s tiger ranges are outside protected areas and human-animal conflict affects over 75 per cent of the world’s wild cat species, according to a WWF-UNEP report. The report “A Future for All – A necessity for Human-Wildlife Coexistence”, examined rising human-wildlife battle, and has discovered that marine and terrestrial protected areas solely cowl 9.67 per cent globally.

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With most of these protected areas disconnected from one another, many species rely upon human-dominated areas for his or her survival and shared landscapes. Protected areas play a more and more necessary function for the survival of key species similar to giant predators and herbivores. Apart from India’s tigers, 40 per cent of the African lion vary and 70 per cent of the African and Asian elephant ranges fall outside protected areas, finds the report.

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  • World Wide Fund for Nature, Headquarters: Gland, Switzerland;
  • UNEP HQ: Nairobi, Kenya.

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