Wednesday, October 28, 2009

How to save tigers from going extinct?

Tiger is a majestic animal, and the largest cat on our planet. Tigers have over the time become symbols of wildness, mystique, pride and bravery but this hasn't done them much favor since their population has been in constant decline in the last coupe of decades. Tigers live in Asia, and today there are only about 3500 tigers remaining in the Asian wilderness. How can we save this majestic animal from going extinct?

Two main problems for tigers are habitat loss and poaching. Human population has been steadily growing in many Asian countries, meaning that they require more place for houses and farms, and this has drastically reduced tiger habitats in the last few decades. Because of this there have been frequent conflicts between people and tigers since now in many parts of the Asia houses and farms have violated tiger habitats. Poachers are also big problem since almost any part of the tiger can achieve high price on the black market, and we all know that to some people money is more important than lives of beautiful animals.

Despite lot of efforts, tiger conservation success is still in the great jeopardy. In order to save tigers from going extinct conservation efforts should be joined; by joined conservation efforts I mean helping other conservation groups, sharing experiences, and discuss strategies that would help recovery of tiger population.

Without the right strategy and bold action tiger population will continue their decline, and this beautiful animal could soon end up in history books. A very positive event that should give us more answers about current tiger conservation efforts and new strategies is a global workshop on tigers opened in Katmandu, Nepal. This global workshop will discuss strategies for tiger conservation, as well as challenges such as poaching, trade of tiger parts and conflicts between tigers and local populations.

Tigers are majestic animals threatened with extinction.

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