Actor Leonardo DiCaprio praises Thailand for tiger population increase


Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio went on Instagram to praise Thailand for its successful effort in increasing wild tiger population in the Huai Kha Kheng wildlife sanctuary in Uthai Thani and Tak.

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“In Thailand’s Huai Kha Khaeng wildlife sanctuary, tigers are roaring back thanks to a major long-term effort by the government of Thailand, supported by the Wildlife Conservation Society,” said DiCaprio’s Instagram post

“As a result, tiger numbers in the sanctuary have risen dramatically, from 41 in 2010-11 to 66 today – a more than 60% increase.  In addition, tigers moving beyond the boundaries of the sanctuary are providing a foundation for recovering the population across the entire western forest complex of Thailand, with benefits even spilling across the border into the Taninthayi region of Myanmar.”

The Hollywood actor advocates in the conservation of tigers as well as other endangered species under the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. He teamed up with the World Wildlife Foundation to launch a campaign to conserve tigers throughout the country, under the auspices of the Save Tigers Now project, which is working to double the global tiger population by 2020.

Source: Thai PBS

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