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August 2009

Tiger population
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The first ever overall nation-wide estimate of the tiger population brought a positive ray of hope among conservationists. The figures announced by the Nepal Government's Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) shows the presence of 121 (100 - 194) adult tigers in the wild within the four protected areas of Nepal.

The 2008 tiger population estimate was jointly implemented by the DNPWC, Department of Forests (DOF), WWF, National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) with support from Save The Tiger Fund (STF), WWF-US, WWF-UK, WWF International and US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Source: WWF Nepal

August 2009

Snow Leopard population

The preliminary population estimate of snow leopards in the Nepal Himalaya conducted by WWF in collaboration with the government's Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) has showed the presence of about 300-400 animals.The study was undertaken with funding supports from WWF-US, WWF-UK and WWF-Finland.

Source: WWF Nepal

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