How one tigress in Bhutan is giving hope for conservation | WWF
How one tigress in Bhutan is giving hope for conservation
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Camera traps have revealed a tigress with three healthy cubs in a wildlife corridor in Bhutan. It has been 7 years since the tigress was last seen which was during the national tiger survey in 2014.

Tigress spotted on camera traps in Bhutan
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The remarkable images of the tigress and her cubs were retrieved from camera traps installed as part of a rapid CA|TS assessment of tiger, prey and habitat status in the corridor.

CA|TS is a conservation tool that sets best practice and standards to manage target species, such as tigers, and encourages assessments to benchmark progress. Bhutan already has two CA|TS Approved sites - Royal Manas National Park and Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park.

Tigress and her cubs in Bhutan
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The area the tigress was seen in shares its boundaries with a number of key national parks, making it an important biological corridor and tiger landscape. Although this wildlife corridor isn’t considered a Protected Area, becoming a CA|TS approved site would ensure the highest standards of tiger conservation are applied, securing it as a safe haven for tigers and other wildlife.

Tigress spotted in Bhutan
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Bhutan has seen a steady recovery of its tiger population in the last decade, their tigers are thriving and this family of four is a sign of hope for the future of these big cats in the country.