before 1970 when everybody was ignorant about environment

Maharaja Bikaner Ganga Singh ji with his 200th tiger!

EARTH HOUR: 40,000 to less than 1,800 tigers in a mere hundred years...

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Poaching for fur and destruction of habitat have greatly reduced tiger populations in the wild. At the start of the 20th century, it is estimated there were over 100,000 tigers in the world but the population has dwindled to between 1,500 and 3,500 in the wild. Some estimates suggest that there are less than 2,500 mature ...