Tiger Poaching will Backfire
The affects of Tiger poaching on the ecosystem
Some Animals the Tiger Affects...
The Red Deer
2) Tiger is a big business, even without the poaching. Tiger protection habitats and study centers are a huge part of tourism. In 2010, over 55 million overseas tourists visited China alone. Internationally ecotourism is predicted to make up 7% of all tourism, which means that in 2010 3,850,000 tourist in china participated in some form of ecotourism. That's a big business!
3) The tiger fight is our fight. We as people need the same fundamentals that tigers do. A clean enviorment, food, water, a safe shelter. If we let species like the Tiger become extinct and it's home a set of condo's- we eliminate our resources. Just like the red deer- eventually humans are going to reach our carrying capacity- and when that day come we as a species are in trouble. Thus, it is very important to sustain a biodiversity. Having different species will maintain a balance in our enviorment.
4) Tigers are being forced to coexist with people as they are being forced out of their natural habitats- and that doesn't come naturally. In China, a 17 year old boy was killed by a hungry tiger walking home at night. After their habitat was destroyed and a set of one story homes quickly set up, the tigers started wandering into this makeshift village looking for food. The teen and the tiger clashed, and neither had a pleasent experience.
Sustainable Developement Ideas
China already has banned the poaching of tigers, but the demand is so great that the poaching continues. The Chinese Goverment needs to start a campaign pointing out the dangers of tiger medicine and the effect it could have on the enviorment. Many people in rural China do not understand the toll the tiger medicine can take on the population. The Chinese goverment needs to make the message clear: Tiger medicine is a harmful and useless form of medicine. This will hopefully lower the demand for the medicine. One way that the Chinese goverment can start spreading the word is through the schools. Each scinece class should have a day where they learn about poaching and other ecological issues. This way a new generation will grow up learning about the harm of poaching and slowly the demand for poaching will trickle out. Everyone can help out by donating to the World Wildlife Fund. This organization even has an "Adopt a Tiger Program," which lets the funds funnel into an individual tiger. You can recieve updates on said tiger and learn about their past. Tigers are such an important part of the world. They tie so many species together and are a vital part of our world.