Representatives of official and non governmental entities, as well as managers and wildlife experts in international organizations, made a balance for the first time, of the situation on the particular and set themselves the goal of doubling the number of wild tigers by 2022.
Delegates confirmed that furtive hunt is the main obstacle to achieving that goal, because each day raised the number of unscrupulous individuals in the lucrative business of selling skins and bodies of those cats that are attributed to the medicinal or aphrodisiac properties.
The Secretary General of the Global Tiger Forum, the Indian Rajesh Gopal, called the international community to support the countries of the area with fewer resources for the radicalization for census, improvement of habitat conditions and other stocking and study of these beautiful striped beasts. In India, where it is considered the national animal, the number of these cats has dwindled frighteningly, if a century ago were estimated at 100,000, the last census estimated at 1,706.
According to experts, in the world are only about 4,000 tigers in 14 countries. The largest reservoir is precisely India.