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    The number of tigers is dwindling because of little or no protection. Globally, there are only about 3,200 tigers left in the wild and about 250 in Thailand. The World Bank's involvement in tiger conservation, together with other participants of the Global Tiger Initiative, tries to improve global biodiversity management practices and skills through better conservation of wild tigers and their habitats. This photo set shows a training event for rangers at Thailand’s Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in January 2012. Methods taught at these trainings and put in practice by ranger patrols have helped increased the tiger population. Their counterparts from other Southeast Asian countries are also learning from them.

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