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Is enough being done to save Tigers in India??

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Asked by cyrus irani, 22 Feb '10 05:28 pm
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Pathetioc 1411::::::Over the past century the number of tigers in India has fallen from about 40,000 to less than 4,000 (and possibly as few as 1,500). Relentless poaching and clearing of habitat for agriculture have been the primary drivers of this decline, though demand for tiger skins and parts for "medicinal" purposes has become an increasingly important threat in recent years.

However the news is not all bad. Research published last year showed that if protected and given sufficient access to abundant prey, tiger populations can quickly stabilize. With India's large network of protected areas and continued funding from conservation groups like the Wildlife Conservation Society, the findings provide hope that tigers can avoid extinction in the wild.


Camera trap shot of a tiger in India's Nagarahole National Park. Photo by U. Karanth/Wildlife Conservation Society.
Now a new study offers further evidence the tigers can be saved. Writing in the journal Biological Conservatio ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 23 Feb '10 09:36 pm

 
  
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What difference its going to make. Ask the herbivorous animals living in forests, for them tigers are terrorists. Even Humans are not spared by the big cats. Lets just stop tiger hunting and leave the rest to nature. Efforts to save the tiger is a big pasture for corruption just like the sterilization of dogs.
Answered by manoj thakur, 23 Feb '10 01:37 pm

 
  
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Why should we urban folks even talk about saving Tigers. We can do nothing in this regard. Instead we should be asking are we doing enough to save human life. How many of us volunteer to donate blood for saving other human lives. How many of us have signed up for donating any of our organ (like eyes) after our death or have cared to donate the organ of relatives on their death. How many of us are doing enough to save the life of accident victims. Tigers are dying because they have not been able to adapt to the changing environment. Their extinction is as per the law of nature. If we think we know better than the nature and intervene in natures process of evolution and extinction we our self will soon head for extinction. Only way Tigers can be saved is keep them under captivity and under supervision. If we do that we would be harming the Tigers as they will loose out their natural instinct to survive. Let us first learn to do enough for saving our own race and let Tigers take care o ...more
Answered by Shyam, 23 Feb '10 12:27 pm

 
  
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Atleast awareness is started... this is a beginning... lets see what happens next
Answered by madhavi, 23 Feb '10 07:49 am

 
  
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No Much awareness is not at all followed by Authorities
Answered by hitler, 22 Feb '10 06:56 pm

 
  
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No. I asked the Tigers and they say not sufficient.
Answered by nkpathak, 22 Feb '10 06:01 pm

 
  
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I dont think so. they should try and mate more female tigers with the male ones and increase their population
Answered by Cartoon Network, 22 Feb '10 05:43 pm

 
  
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I don't think so...still illegal trafficking of tigers is going on...more measures are needed to curb this otherwise soon our national animal will disappear from our eyes...
Answered by SK. Abdul Mohammed Jafar Sadik Basha, 22 Feb '10 05:38 pm

 
  
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No.. if enough was being done then the number wud have been different from 1411
Answered by great, 22 Feb '10 05:35 pm

 
  
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No not at all, just paying lip service & doing publicity campaigns is not enough. First & foremost all the poachers of wildlife should be hunted down & stringent & strict laws should be promulgated & capital punishment should be made compulsory for poaching wild animals.
Answered by incredible creature, 22 Feb '10 05:31 pm

 
  
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