The tiger is critically endangered
Only 3,900 remain
Tigers are at the top of the food chain. Where they live and fulfill, organisms and their environment continue to be balanced. Their part is to control natural prey populations and this fragile ecosystem relies on them to exist, highlighting the priority of tigers conservancy.
South China Tiger
Tiger skin is being sold for up to $10,000 in Tibet mainly to Taiwanese, Chinese and European tourists, said a report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) in 2004.
The impact of poaching is bigger than it looks. It is not only a dead specimen but sometimes mothers with brood that still need parental care. A slaughtered mother leaves cubs vulnerable to predators and without food. In India alone, about 50 percent of tigers’ deaths in protected areas are due to illegal poaching.
Tigers lost 93% of Habitat
An astonishing amount of forests and other natural habitats have been destroyed to make room. Another threat to the habitat of predators like tigers is the loss of their prey… In addition, the human population frequently hunts the same animals that the tiger feeds on, causing their numbers to dwindle.
Today, four of the remaining subspecies of tigers are considered endangered by the IUCN, while two of the subspecies are considered “critically” endangered.
110 Killed Each Year
Why Are They Killed ?
The principal threat to the tigers in the wild is poaching. Various parts of their body (bones, skin and meat) are lust on the market to prepare pretended profitable products in traditional Asian medicine. In any case, they have shown effectiveness.
How Are They Endangered ?
Due to a long history of believing, the tiger would have restorative and supernatural powers in some asian cultures. This market has kept tiger poaching profitable until now.
Leading Buyer Of Skin
Illegal Wildlife Trade, Trophy Hunting, Human-Tiger Conflict, Habitat Loss and climate change.
extinct in the 1930’s
extinct in the 1970’s
extinct in the 1980’s
1990’s 100’000 – 2010 4’000
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