Thailand jungles mask surprise rise in tiger numbers

An indochinese tiger in Kuala Lumpur zoo

Deep in the jungle, armed forest rangers trek through the palms on a mission to confirm some rare good news: the discovery of a wild tiger population in an area of Thap Lan national park previously written off bywildlife experts.

Working with foreign conservationists, the rangers have been gathering evidence from camera traps over the past two years that suggests this single national park in Thailand may have more tigers than China.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/may/17/thailand-jungles-rising-hopes-tiger?intcmp=239

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