Cambodia has allocated 90 acres of forest for tiger imports from India. Far too small.

India and Cambodia have a memorandum of understanding on relocating some of India's Bengal tigers to Cambodia where the tiger has been extinct for at least 15 years. 

The Independent tells me that:

"Cambodia has reportedly identified at least 90 acres of forest land at its Tatai Wildlife Sanctuary in the Cardamom rainforest to welcome tigers from India."
90 acres is way too small an area. Male tigers need up to 150 square kilometers EACH! That is 37,050 acreas!!

"For male [Bengal] tigers in Ranthambhore India; the prey concentrations are high and male tigers have territories that range in size from 5 to 150 km2 (2 to 60 mi2)." -

There are 247 acres in one square kilometer. 90 acres cannot satisfactorily accommodate a single male Bengal tiger. The area allocated is a fraction of the home range demanded of one male tiger. Females have a smaller range but there has to be males and females in the relocation plans.

And there has to be some large prey animals sharing the 90 acres. It is not going to work in a million years. The area is far too small.


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