A number of locations in India have been revealed as key areas for protecting the tiger in the wild.

Those taking flights to India could take part in conservation efforts to protect the wild tiger.A total of 42 key sites for the tigers have been revealed in a new study examining ways to protect the species – and the majority of these are in India.

Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) found that there are only around 3,500 tigers left in the wild and that concerted efforts now need to be made to prevent this number from dropping further.

Tourists on conservation trips to India may be able to help protect environments, rather than encouraging poachers.

John Robinson, from the WCS, argued that while the tiger is currently facing a difficult situation, conservationists know what action needs to be taken and the world population may help to overcome these challenges.

While the largest tiger population is in India, the animals are present in a number of other countries, including Indonesia, Thailand and the far east of Russia.

Posted by Nicholas Scott

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