Tiger conservation in Nepal is often cited as a success story. In 2022, in celebration of the Global Year of the Tiger, its Government announced it had not just doubled tiger numbers as pledged in 2010, but had nearly tripled that figure to 355 tigers. This population increase gives hope this success can be replicated across Asia.
Protecting wildlife is a top priority of the government and the army, frontline staff in national parks and reserves, and police and local communities are working together across the major protected areas to implement a range of conservation measures.
With the number of Bengal tigers on the rise in this region, the threat of human-tiger conflict increases. A key focus for the future must be on reducing conflict and developing resilience and human wildlife coexistence strategies for the people who live beside wild tigers.