Thursday, July 2, 2015

From the Wild

Good news for Indian tigers - India's seventh largest state of Karnataka is home to 400 tigers - 25% of those in the country, though it only consists of less than 6% of India's landmass. A new cost-effective means of expanding the protected areas for wild tigers has increased those ranges by 927 square miles. Keep in mind these numbers, though - the state makes up less than 6% of India's landmass and, with the expansions, less than 6% of the state is protected reserve for wild tigers, yet the state is home to the largest population of tigers in India, fighting for room against a population of 61 million people.