India is now home to nearly 3000 tigers, after population grew by 30% in the last four years.
India is now estimated to be home to around 70% of the world’s tigers.
Between 1875 and 1925, some 80,000 tigers were killed in India due to bounty and sports hunting.
However a strict wildlife protection law implemented in 1972 made it virtually illegal to kill or capture wild animals.
India also upped investments to hire more forest guards and improve protection of reserves.
But there has also been an increase in human-tiger conflicts recently because there are too few forests to sustain this growth. Conservationists say that more protected reserves are needed.