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Nepal says its tiger population has almost doubled from 2009

AP  |  Kathmandu 

The number of tigers the jungles of has nearly doubled because of initiatives from the government, conservationists and local authorities who have worked for years to increase the population in the nation, an said Sunday.

of the said that the latest count showed there were 235 tigers in the jungles almost twice as many as the 121 that were found in 2009.

"Even the nation's is involved and he heads the National Conservation Committee," Bhattarai said, adding that there has been better security in the conservation areas and awareness among the people living near these locations.

Leaders of nations with tiger populations had met in 2010 and pledged to double the number by 2022.

Bhattarai said Sunday that is already heading in that direction and could be among the first nations to meet the goal.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 22:20 IST