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Last Updated: Monday March 28 2011 17:40 GMT

Wild tiger numbers up in India

Royal Bengal tiger yawns in India

Good news for India's wild tigers - the number of big cats in the country has gone up, according to a new survey.

There are now 1,706 tigers in India's forests - almost 300 more than there were four years ago, at the last count.

But experts are worried about the cut in "tiger corridors" - routes used by tigers to move between reserves - because of building projects.

A big international meeting is going on in New Delhi to try and work out how to improve tiger numbers.

There are fewer than 3,500 wild tigers left in the world. More than half of them live in India.