The Tiger’s Roar Grows Louder: Conservation Success and What it Means for Sustainability

The Tiger’s Roar Grows Louder: Conservation Success and What it Means for Sustainability

In heartening news for conservationists and nature lovers alike, according to the BBC, both India and Bhutan have reported significant increases in their wild tiger populations. India now houses an estimated 3,682 tigers, representing 75% of the global population, while Bhutan has seen a 27% increase since 2015, with 131 tigers. This remarkable recovery is a silver lining in a world grappling with biodiversity loss and climate change. It’s also a significant achievement for the WWF’s Double Tigers Initiative, to which Asian Tigers Group has contributed $650,000 over the years. The success of this initiative can be further explored in the official 2022 report.

At Asian Tigers Group, we are not merely about moving possessions; we are about moving lives and making positive contributions to our global ecosystem. We make this quite clear in our group’s sustainability policy. We recognize the tiger as a symbol of a healthy, balanced environment. As top predators, tigers play a critical role in maintaining the complexity and richness of their habitats. Unfortunately, their numbers had plummeted alarmingly due to habitat loss and illegal poaching, factors that the WWF initiative aims to mitigate.

However, the increasing tiger populations also come with challenges. More tigers in the same geographic regions can lead to increased human-tiger conflict. This necessitates a balanced approach to conservation, a subject that WWF is keenly aware of. It points out that Bhutan, in particular, is “perfectly positioned to be a global champion for approaches that support coexistence between tigers and people.”

The significant rise in tiger numbers not only shines as a beacon of hope in conservation but also necessitates an evolved approach to sustainable living and co-existence. For expats relocating to India or Bhutan, it serves as a poignant reminder of the responsibility we all share in nurturing our planet, a commitment that Asian Tigers Group continues to uphold through our contributions to conservation efforts.

The rejuvenation of the wild tiger population stands as a testament to the power of collective action, a value that Asian Tigers Group has long championed. We are committed to aligning our business practices with sustainable goals that benefit not just our clients but the world at large.