Experts urged to ratify Minamata Convention to phase out mercury-added products পারদযুক্ত পণ্যের ব্যবহার বন্ধে মিনামাতা কনভেনশন অনুমোদনের আহ্বান সেন্টমার্টিন সৈকতে প্লাস্টিকের আগ্রাসন 72 birds die eating pesticide-treated masakalai Educate girls to save the planet শিশুর সর্দি-কাশি সারানোর ঘরোয়া উপায় 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12 24 thousand under 5 children die of pneumonia in Bangladesh annually গ্রিনহাউস গ্যাস কমানোর লক্ষ্যে নানা উদ্যোগ Maldives: Eco-friendly product export destination for Bangladesh

The World’s Tigers—There Are Only 3,200 Left in the Wild

Tigers may be relegated to zoos in the future if we’re not careful. Only about 3,200 tigers can be found in the wild today—a far cry from the iconic cat’s situation a century ago, when 100,000 tigers roamed vast stretches of the Asian continent.

“People don’t realize how dire the situation is for tigers because we see them all the time. We see them in zoos, we see them in circuses, so we think they’re doing all right,” said Sharon Guynup, a writer who co-authored the book Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat with National Geographic photographer Steve Winter.

But there is some good news. On Wednesday, Bhutan announced that it has 103 tigers, up from a previous estimate of 75. And earlier this year, India released a census counting 2,226 tigers, compared to 1,706 in 2010.

To mark International Tiger Day—which is held annually on July 29—National Geographic spotlights Asia’s largest cat species and the conservation challenges that it faces.

In this photo, a tiger is carried by Burmese villagers in 1922 after it was killed following an attack on their village.

(Click here to donate to our High 5 Give $5 campaign and save big cats.)

—Katie Langin, NG news 

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