Tigers are endangered species. While they used to roam free in countries like Singapore, now they are no longer exist in that part of world. Hunting for their skin and teeth or killing them of fear, tigers are in danger. Their body parts are even used for traditional medicine across Asia. But there is some good news: In some parts of the world, tiger populations are now increasing for the first time in 100 years. So with this, let’s take a look at the countries that still have wild tigers.
India is one of the countries that still have wild tigers. It is the home of the largest population of tigers in the world. These magnificent creatures can be found in various national parks and reserves across the country Including Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh, and Sunderbans. Conservation efforts are ongoing to protect and preserve this endangered species and their habitats.
According to National Geographic, Siberian tigers remain in eastern Russia and the bordering regions. These beautiful creatures are being threatened by habitat loss and poachers. But Russian park rangers and conservationists are cracking down on tiger poaching, which has been made illegal across the globe.
Indonesia is also the home of wild tigers. These are called Sumatran tigers, As such, they are listed as Critically Endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. Again, tigers are in danger here due to poaching and human-wildlife conflict. If we don’t look after these creatures, they could end up extinct like the Javan and Balinese tigers that also used to live in Indonesia.
Malaysia is another country that still has wild tigers. It is home to the Malayan tiger. A subspecies of tiger found primarily on the Malay Peninsula. Conservation efforts are essential to safeguard their habitats, as the Malayan tiger is critically endangered, with only a few hundred individuals remaining in the wild. Malaysia’s conservation initiatives aim to protect and ensure the survival of this iconic species for future generation.
Thailand recently had some great news regarding its tiger population. Secret cameras filmed tiger cubs roaming through the forest, providing evidence that this big cat is breeding in Southeast Asia. Conservationists are working hard to provide safe areas for tigers to breed here, with the hope that the population will begin to increase.