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Wild tiger numbers have plunged: wwf

Wild tiger numbers have plunged: wwf

Governments must act decisively to prevent the extinction of tigers in the Mekong region, where numbers have plunged more than 70 percent in 12 years, the WWF said Tuesday. The wild tiger population across Cambodia and neighbouring Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam has fallen from an estimated 1,200 in 1998 to around 350 today, according to the conservation group.

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