India's tiger population has grown by 6% in the past year

An Indian white tiger looks on from his enclosure at a zoological park in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, previously known as Calcutta, August 3, 2005. India is offering money to poor forest villagers to help catch poachers in a bid to save its endangered tiger population. Picture taken August 3, 2005. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal  VM/YH - RP6DRNAINMAB

The Indian government conducted research over 318,000 habitat surveys, in 20 tiger-occupied states. Image: REUTERS/Parth Sanyal

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Joseph K. Bump
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
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