Hollywood actor DiCaprio congratulates Nepal for doubling tigers

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Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has congratulated Nepal for its achievement in tiger conservation.

Writing a status on his Facebook he congratulated Nepal’s achievement of doubling tigers this year.

“Nepal has announced that the country has achieved its global commitment, made in the 2010 Year of the Tiger, to double the country’s wild tiger population by 2022. Congratulations to #Nepal for this impressive milestone. A 2022 survey revealed there are an estimated 355 tigers now in the country, up from 121 individuals in 2010. It’s an incredible achievement and testament to the conservation efforts of the government, partners like the World Wildlife Fund, and local communities over the last 12 years.

With more tigers comes the need for more focus on safe co-existence between people and predators, and it is welcome news that Nepal has launched the “Prime Minister Human Wildlife Rescue and Relief Fund” to address the challenges of living with tigers. #TX2″ He wrote on his Facebook post.

Source : TRN,