Nepal's aim to double then existing number of tigers by 2022 is in the way of reality as its number has increased to 198 from 120 just within three years since the plan was made. The number of tigers may go higher as the count was carried out in 2013.
The then Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal at the International Conference on Tiger Conversation held in 2010 in Russia had committed to doubling then 120 numbers of tiger in Nepal by 2022.
The Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) estimates that the number of tiger has increased in national parks and reserves.
Meanwhile, International Tiger Day, 2017 was observed across the country today.