High hopes for tiger population doubling; APINYA WIPATAYOTIN; Bangkok Post

Thailand – Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex

Sophisticated patrol methods will protect the big cats and allow them to thrive.

The discovery of at least six cubs in Thap Lan National Park, which connects to the Unesco World Heritage-listed Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex, is giving conservationists hope that Thailand will be able to double its tiger population by 2022.

The precise location of the discovery of the cubs has been kept secret to prevent hunters finding them.

According to a camera installed in the forests by the Department of National Parks Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP), between June last year and February this year there were an estimated 160 tigers in the national park.

Their major homes are in the Western Forest Complex’s Huai Kha Kaeng-Thung Yai Wildlife Sanctuary, the Phu Khew-Nam Nao Forest Complex, and the Eastern Forest Complex’s Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex.

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