New Road To Bring Fear For Tiger Populations


A new road project in Laos will run through the nation’s

only protected area inhabited by breeding tigers,

Nam Et Phou Louey national park,reported the Vientiane times with only about two dozen tigers left in the nation fear that the road will harm the population but local officials say the road is needed to improve access to remote villagers and improve poverty in the region.
expected that the road would help change efforts in the park by allowing authorities to stop illegal logging and poaching. Studies around the world show that roads in wild lands lead to more deforestation and poaching by creating easy access. Last year Laos signed a treaty of the global tiger summit in its nation tiger action plan that the park would stay fully protected to increase the population of the tigers,
 however local officials say the new road would cut the distance between villages.