Declining Tiger Population

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The wild tiger population has decreased by more than 90% over the last 100 years.

As of 2014, there were only around 3,200 tigers left in the wild. The United States alone holds more tigers in captivity than that. Sounds like a problem, doesn't it? A century ago, hundred of thousands of tigers roamed the land of southern and eastern Asia. Now, due to illegal poaching and trading, deforestation, and tension between humans and the awe-inspiring big cats, tigers are losing their homes and their numbers.
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The range of wild tigers has decreased significantly in the last 100 years.

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People are the main reason why the population is falling.

People illegally hunt and kill tigers for their skins and bone. Smuggling wild animals to sell in other countries is also becoming a common practice, and grown tigers as well as cubs are caught, drugged, and smuggled into other countries where, if they survive the trip, they are sold for huge sums of money.
Deforestation is another major problem tigers face. As humans continue to expand urban areas, tigers and their food sources are forced to move, die, or live among people (which is rarely successful). This greatly impacts the declining population because humans are forcing tigers out with little understanding of what they're doing.
Finally, as tigers are forced to live closer to civilization, conflicts between the cats and people arise. Searching for food, tigers may prey on livestock and even people. Ranch owners who lose part of their livelihoods usually resort to revenge killing, resulting in one less tiger in the already dwindling population.