Tigers have been confirmed in western Thailand for the first time in four years, video released for International Tiger Day shows.
Footage from Panthera, Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, and the Zoological Society of London shows what’s described as a “victory” for the endangered animal.
Panthera said the clips were from camera traps operated as part of a joint wildlife-monitoring program.
“In a sea of news casting doubt on the future of our planet’s wildlife, this development is a welcome sign of hope and potential turning of the tide for the endangered tiger in Thailand,” said Panthera’s chief scientist and tiger program director, Dr John Goodrich.
“These tigers’ repeated detections in new areas suggests suitable habitat and prey exists for this small but significant population … Our collaborative conservation efforts are paying off at a time when the species needs it the most,” he said. Credit: DNP/Panthera/ZSL/RCU via Storyful