The Nepalese government has announced that its endangered tigers who were on the brink of extinction over a decade ago have rebounded in population to the point of nearly tripling their previous numbers.
This development comes at a watershed time in the global fight for biodiversity and against environmental degradation. Not only is this because our world is at a turning point that sees more species hurtling closer to extinction than ever, but also because efforts against this trend are coordinated and sophisticated to an unprecedented degree nowadays.
Although it's hardly a challenge to find bad news about where the world is headed, it can't be ignored that the past decade has also seen elephant populations double in Kenya and tiger populations show the same trend in India.
And it seems the good news for tigers has recently gotten even better as a conservation program in Nepal has seen even more impressive results.