Nepal to become world’s first country to double its tiger population

Nepal is set to become the first country in the world to double its tiger population as part of the World Wildlife Foundation’s (WWF) ‘Tx2’ programme which aims to double the number of tigers all over the world.

The government of Nepal announced on September 23, 2018, on the occasion of National Conservation Day, that there are now an estimated 235 wild tigers in the nation, nearly double the number (235) from around 121 in 2009. The earlier tiger survey in 2013 had estimated the tiger population in the nation to be around 198.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for RRB PO/Clerk Mains Exam 2018- 
  • The WWF had launched its ambitious TX2 programme at the St Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010.  
  • The programme aims to double the world tiger population by 2022.

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