Tiger Tiger

Great news from India:

India says it now has almost a third more tigers than it did four years ago.

Presenting the findings of the latest tiger census, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the tiger population had risen from 1,706 in 2011 to 2,226 in 2014.

Last year I watched the documentary that follows the Head of Tigers (probably not his actual title) at Australia Zoo (the Sumatran tigers there are amazing) and part of it showed him travelling to Indonesia to see the guys fighting tiger poaching; it was pretty upsetting stuff. We have to try harder to conserve and protect.