Save Our Tigers: Just 1411 tigers left in India

The tiger, one of the most magnificent animals in the world, is also one of the most endangered. A cat of beauty, strength, and majesty, the tiger is master of all and subject to none – except humans. Of the eight original subspecies of tigers, three have become extinct within the last 60 years; and there are less than 50 South China tigers left on this planet – few, and possibly none, survive in the wild.

There are five different kinds or subspecies of tiger alive in the world today. These tigers are called Siberian, South China, Indochinese, Bengal, and Sumatran. Their Latin name is Panthera tigris. Tigers are an endangered species; only about 5,000 to 7,400 tigers are left in the wild. Three tiger subspecies, the Bali, Javan, and Caspian tigers have become extinct in the past 70 years.

Tiger Facts

From around 40,000 tigers at the turn of the last century, there are just 1411 tigers left in India. 2009 was the worst year for tigers in India, with 86 deaths reported. There are 37 Tiger sanctuaries in India. However, 17 sanctuaries are on the verge of losing their tiger population. Corbett National Park is the oldest tiger park in India. It was created in 1936 as ‘Hailey National Park’. The Kanha National Park’s lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel, The Jungle Book.

Issues with Tiger Conservation:

Habitat issues:

The illegal poaching of tigers for their parts and destruction of their habitat through destruction and buffer zone encroachment are the biggest challenges faced in the fight to save our Tigers. Click on the links to get an in-depth understanding of the mentioned challenges.

What needs to be done?

  • Relocation of Villages to prevent encroachment of buffer zones.
  • Stopping highway construction through forests.
  • Stopping Illegal mining and Timber trade in Forest Areas which lead to erosion of Forest corridors.

Poaching Issues:

  • Setting up of a Tiger Protection Force to check poaching.
  • Fill up Forest Guard Vacancies for better control and monitoring over the poaching issue.
  • Equipment provision & Training to Forest Guards to face challenges and tackle poachers.
  • Adequate compensation to villagers to stop revenge killing.

Sources:

WWFindia

Project Tiger (Govt. of India)

Save our Tigers

Indian Tiger

Posted by Bestsolver on 3rd Dec 2010

**1411 is average estimate of India’s wild tigers, as per the monitoring exercise by Wildlife Institute of India in association with NTCA, Government of India in 2008.

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5 thoughts on “Save Our Tigers: Just 1411 tigers left in India

  1. Yes, we have to save the tigers. Apart from the points that are listed here to save the tiger, I have one more suggestion. ” Visit one of the National Park that is far from your place”.

  2. Tiger is out National Animal…..Its a gentle request to all tiger killer…pls stop killing tigers as now only few of them are left. It might happen our next generation would not see them. Please don’t be so unfare to our next generation.
    My slogan will be
    ” SAVE JUNGLE !!!!!SAVE TIGERS”..

    and i also agree Pooja that one shd visit National Park which is very-very far from our place to see tigers….

  3. Thanks for taking up this issue! I was neutral if not completely apathetic to it, but my visit to Ranathambore reserve changed it all. Though I did not see a single tiger, the jungle shook me by my roots and reminded me of a bond I had forgotten.
    How heartless would be a man who sells his kin and how stupid would he be if he ransacks his own home. Those who kill animals and plunder the jungles are just that.
    Thanks again and keep it up.

  4. We need to save Tigers at any cost. In last 3 months 6 Tigers are died at Jim Corbet National Park, Ram Nagar, Uttrakhand. If this would be the trend then we can not Save our National Animal. If Govt Resources are less then they have to recruit new guys. We are spending millions of rupees in making Statues, Parks, etc. But no one is focusing on Tigers. If Govt. is not fully capable to save our Tigers. They can handover this to any private sector with some term and conditions. So that they can manage it properly. We can expect them that they can save tigers.

    Please share your comment on this Blog. This is very necessary to people make aware that what is happening in our forest.

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