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In 2010, the world’s 13 tiger range countries made a landmark commitment to double the number of wild tigers by 2022. While some tiger populations have grown significantly since, with upward trends in India, Bhutan, Nepal, China, and Russia, these big cats are still widely threatened—and increasingly isolated—in Southeast Asia in particular. Here’s how far we’ve come.
The tiger population of northern India’s Pilibhit Tiger Reserve. The areas surrounding this narrow reserve support some of the highest human population densities of all tiger conservation landscapes.
Number of tigers identified by camera trap surveys near the Russian border in northeast China between 2013 and 2018.
The Transboundary Manas Conservation Area is a tiger hot spot straddling Bhutan and India. An estimated 48 tigers now live in India’s Manas National Park alone.
Spanning more than 6,950 square miles of intact forest, Thailand’s vast Western Forest Complex is the largest contiguous tiger habitat in Southeast Asia—and a vital stronghold for the landscape’s tigers.