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Save The Tigers!

Save The Tigers!

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Opened on November 28, 2011
 
Tigers are disappearing from the wild because of:

  • Habitat Loss - Humans are getting on tigers' turf.

  • Poaching - Humans are illegally hunting tigers.

  • Population Fragmentation - Humans are separating tiger groups.


Habitat Loss: Across all of Asia, places that were once covered with vast forests have been cleared for agriculture. As forest space diminishes, tigers can't find the prey they need to survive. As a result, tigers have begun to eat the livestock belonging to villagers who live near what's left of the forests. That's a problem for the livestock, it's also a problem for the tigers who sometimes get killed by villagers protecting their families and their livestock.


Poaching: Even though it's illegal to kill a tiger, people are still doing it. Why? Because every part of a dead tiger is valuable (more valuable than a live tiger in the eyes of poachers). A tiger's coat sells for as much as $20,000 on the black market. An intact tiger forearm can bring in hundreds of dollars per pound. Tiger penis soup sells for $320 a bowl in Taiwan. (Some people actually believe that tiger penis soup will increase their sexuality. Crazy? Absolutely!) Tiger bones, claws, eyes and even the whiskers command high prices for use in Eastern potions and elixirs. To fulfill the demand, the world's last tigers are being illegally trapped, poisoned and shot, then smuggled across international boundaries. Forestry and wildlife departments don't have the resources to fight against the poachers.


Population Fragmentation: Of any predator, tigers require the largest land area to survive and must compete with people for limited habitat and resources. As habitat is lost, people move farther into what was once the forest. Groups of tigers become separated from one another by villages and farms. This is called "population fragmentation." Consequently, tigers in one area can no longer mate with tigers in nearby areas. Instead, tigers breed repeatedly with the same small group of animals. Over time, this inbreeding weakens the gene pool, and tigers are born with birth defects and mutations. 

In 1969 it was founded Tigers were  Endangered 
This South China Tiger subspecies is almost extinct.
There are no South China Tigers in the wild.
Only 50-60 remain in captivity.


What you can do to save the Tigers is.....
1. Adopt a Tiger.
2. Raise Money for Tiger Foundation.
3. Dont Use Products Made From Tigers.
4. SAVE THE TIGERS!!!!!
 

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