Tigers at the Tipping Point

Siberian Tiger Quest: Please save these beautiful animals!

What's it about?

The title of this infographic is entitled “Tigers at the Tipping Point”. It displays the present tiger statistics and why they are decreasing in population. The infographic uses images, numbers, and graphs and is in the shape of a map. There are columns displaying where Tigers currently are found and that a huge percentage are in captivity. There’s an estimation of how many Tigers exist in the wild today. The colours used are orange and black to highlight the important information. Orange is used to show on the map where Tigers are hunted and held in captivity. Black is used to show Tigers are becoming extinct through habitat loss due to urban development and living closer to human population.

Citation

Tigers at the Tipping Point." PBS. PBS, 1 Dec. 2013. Web. 8 Apr. 2015.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/siberian-tiger-quest-infographic-tigers-at-the-tipping-point/8345/

Siberian Tiger Quest Purpose

The infographic “Siberian Tiger Quest” is a powerful and moving special from the network’s Nature. The documentary is targeted to humanity and how we can help save the Siberian Tigers in the world. The host Chris Morgan and his photographer Sooyang Park capture footage of the Siberian Tiger and their everyday life. Chris Morgan explains to the audience that Sooyang Park (his photographer) spent years away from his own family in the wilderness just to follow a group of tigers. This shows that the audience will be just as moved seeing his heart as he discusses everything he felt throughout his personal journey with the Siberian Tigers.

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Data

More than 97% of the wild tiger population has plummeted the last hundreds of years. In the past 80 years 3 of the 9 subspecies of tigers have gone extinct. That includes the Bali tiger, Caspian tiger and Javan tiger. Less than 93% the amount of momentous range that tigers have lost. The current range of tigers existing today can be found in southern Asia and the outskirts of northeast Russia. The population of tigers has decreased to only about 3,200 in the wild today, whereas 100, 000 tigers were estimated to be roaming the wild. Tigers are being poached to meet the black market and it is not only for their fur, but for their bones and whiskers.This illegal wildlife trade makes about $6 billion dollars.

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What the Infographic left out

I am surprised that they didn't include, how we can stop tiger poachers, help and protect the tigers, how many tigers are kept in captivity, and what is the percentage of Tiger's that experience habitat loss due to urban development.