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Mission TX2

Mission TX2

Mission TX2

Mission TX2 is a campaign by WWF to double the population of the tiger. TX2 is a 12 year goal: 2010 – 2022, from the last year of the Tiger to the next. In 2010, at the Tiger Summit in St Petersburg, Nepal and the 12 other tiger range countries committed to the most ambitious and visionary species conservation goal ever set: TX2, which means to double wild tiger numbers by 2022, the next year of the tiger.

 

On the occasion of National Conservation Day 2018 i.e. September 23; Nepal announced that there are now an estimated 235 wild tigers in the country; nearly doubling the baseline of around 121 tigers in 2009. If these trends continue, Nepal could become the first country to double its national tiger population since the ambitious TX2 goal.

 

Royal Bengal Tiger, the largest of all Asian big cats are one of the tourist attractions of Nepal specially Bardia and Chitwan National Park. They can be differentiated easily because of their strips which are unique. The weight of males ranges from 180 to 258 kg (397 to 569 lb); while that of the females ranges from 100 to 160 kg (220 to 350 lb). Males have an average total length of 270 to 310 cm (110 to 120 in) including the tail; while females measure 240 to 265 cm (94 to 104 in) on average.

 

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