Endangered Animals: Vanished! – 96,800 Tigers!

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Featured Image with tiger and quote Tigers are a symbol of fierceness and strength. Tigers are used frequently as the mascots of sports teams and in the branding of products.

The tiger’s strength alone won’t prevent extinction unless we stand together to protect the tiger.

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Infographic about the Endangered Tiger

Tigers need our help to recover their numbers

THE KING HAS NO CASTLE

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Habitat Loss is one of several challenges that the endangered tiger faces

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Challenges to the Safety of the Tiger

Tigers are facing many of the same challenges that other endangered animals also face.

Tigers are hunted for their body parts. Their bones are used in a tonic or wine for pain and inflammation. The teeth and whiskers are made into talismans, protective charms and toothache drugs. The skin is used for clothing and as a symbol of wealth.

Tigers also face habitat loss especially in areas that have clear cut the natural habitat vegetation and plant a monoculture crop such as for production of Palm Oil.

The overhunting by humans of the prey that the tiger hunts is its own challenge and contributes to the last major challenge.

When tigers can’t find their normal prey animals to hunt, they often turn to the livestock of the humans that live nearest the tiger’s habit. This creates a human-tiger conflict which may result in retribution killing of the tigers for the loss of the livestock.

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Infographic about Tiger Facts

Bengal Tiger populations have been decimated

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Infographic about the State of the Tiger

We must not lose the world’s largest cat

How is the World Working to Save the Tiger?

As with other endangered species that are susceptible to poaching, the need for guards is real. Patrols use technology to track both the tigers and the poachers.

Organizations are working to ensure enough prey for the tiger so that there is a reduction of tiger-human conflict. This also includes increasing education about the tiger to those most effected.

Finally, tiger habitat must not only be protected, it must be linked to other tiger habitat areas so that mating between the areas occurs to ensure genetic diversity. So safe corridors of habitat must be developed and maintained for the tigers to use.

All of these solution require the support of people like us. If the tiger is your animal cause, in the last post of this series, we have included a list of organizations that do the work on the ground and developing the policies to bring the tiger back from the brink of extinction.

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