After a century of falling numbers, an unprecedented global effort has given wild tigers much needed breathing space in Asia. The population of wild tigers has now been revised upwards to around 3,890 - the first increase in 100 years.
But a vast network of planned roads, railways, canals and power lines could reverse all the recent fragile gains and destroy any hope of a long term recovery in tiger numbers.
But this is not a choice between infrastructure or tigers. Asia can have both but only if governments design, plan and construct new infrastructure with the needs of tigers and tiger landscapes in mind.
Solutions exist. Governments must adopt them. #doubletigers #TX2 #tigers #species