Saturday, March 1, 2008

National Animal (Tiger)


From last few years our National Animal Tiger had been illegally killed on large scale by poachers for its skin, skull and bones. There are only 1,500 tigers (approx. figure) in India's reserves and jungles—down from about 3,600 just few years ago and an estimated hundred thousand a century ago, according to the government. Experts say tigers are killed for their pelts and body parts to make supply for Chinese traditional medicine market is a very big reason in the sharp decline of wild tigers in last few years. Trade of tiger’s body parts, skull, skin etc. is banned under the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES. One of the famous sanctuary ‘Sariska’ now do not have any Tiger as per the reports. Poaching had reached a level that Prime Minister himself has to intervene and initiated a mission to protect Tigers. A tiger's function in the scheme of things is to help maintain the balance in nature and if we do not take action to save the endangered species of Tigers immediately we will lost important part of our natural cycle. Awareness to save the tigers is very low among common peoples and urbanization must be done in a manner so that it does not affect the natural habitat of any species.

More information about tigers :

http://projecttiger.nic.in/

http://www.5tigers.org

http://www.kidsfortigers.org

http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/projecttiger/index.php

http://www.indianwildlifeportal.com/project-tiger/index.html

http://www.indianwildlifeinfo.com/tiger-tours.html

http://www.tigerfdn.com

http://www.cites.org

http://www.wwf.org

http://www.wcs.org

http://www.tigerlink.org

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