Tigers are Endangered
Tigers are one of many species that are endangered. There are only about 3,000 tigers left in the world and need to be helped. The tigers around the world are losing their habitat and have many threats that come to them. People need to be aware of this and help protect them from any harm that comes to them, because they could end up being extinct.
Threats to Tigers
Tigers are on the endangered species list, and need more protection. Tigers have many threats that come to them. One is that they have a loss of prey. As towns and cities increase in size the tigers prey has to move to another place or die out. Also, when they hunt for prey the tigers can get hurt from hooves and/or horns. Another threat to tigers is the hunters. People will hunt tigers illegally to trade or keep body parts such as bones, meat, and skin. However, in order to help save the tigers, people can not hunt tigers anymore like in the 1990’s when hunters would kill a tiger everyday. “When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.” said George Bernard Shaw. Another threat is there living space, because people take it away. Logging for homes and businesses happen and it goes away, so the tigers have to move.
Tigers have been losing their habitat for the past 60 years, and in the last decade they have lost 45% of their habitat. But, people are making groups to save tigers habitats. Tigers are losing their habitat from people, but also losing it from water rising and eroding the land while the water gets highly concentrated with salt. As a result, this makes the tigers move north. Tiger have lost 93% total of the habitat they used to have.
There are many effects from the loss of habitat. One effect is that tigers can have conflicts with humans, including attacks on them and livestock. Another one is that tigers are being forced to move to small islands, but tigers are supposed to have large habitats. Since tigers should have large habitats and don’t, few tigers can survive.
People are trying to save tigers, the American Wildlife Biologist and Russian Tiger Authorities teamed up and made a new conservation plan. Also, in India, there is an education program to teach people about saving old farmland to make resources for tigers. In the 1990’s there was a CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) meeting about an agreement to improve the tiger protection. In addition to the tiger protection, in Asia there are parks where no people can hunt them, and Asia is also trying to save tigers out in the wild. If more people are aware that tigers are endangered, there will be more protected lands for tigers to live. The tiger conservation plan can use all the help it can get from people.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if the tigers disappeared forever? We need to think about how the threats, habitats, and need to be aware to try and help them. Life would be different without the tigers. We need to think about this problem and try to save the magnificent tigers!