Tiger is one of the beautiful wild animals. Especially it is National animal of my mother land. I am very fascinated about this wild animal from my childhood. Unfortunately, this animal is on the way to extinction.
There were 100,000 tigers around the world in last century. Now the count has come down to 3,100. Out of these 1000 are female tigers. Out of nine spices of tigers three has already become extinct. It would be very bad, if this animal spices became extinct due to human cause.
Poaching and loss of habitat are main reason behind this.
Tiger Trade: Cost of single tiger is around $50,000 in black market. Due to this higher cost of tiger, animal has became like roaming money in the forests of china and India.
Loss of Habitat: Deforestation has reduced living habitat for tigers. As life cycle of wild animal is disturbed, tigers would naturally die with lack of food.
During the tiger UN summit in Saint Petersburg in Russia, 23 countries pledged to implement tiger recovery plan in coming years. During this UN summit, Government of 13 countries together discussed to save tiger from extinction and double the number of tigers before 2022. They have taken following majors to get this done.
Protecting the habitats of tigers: Countries will keep collaboration UN’s environment program helps to protect the rarely found plants and animal spices from extinction. During the tiger UN summit in Saint Petersburg in Russia, 23 countries pledged to implement tiger recovery plan in coming years.
1. Protecting the habitats of tigers: Countries will keep collaboration with other countries by creating awareness about reduction in number of tigers.
2. Prevent the un controlled poaching
3. Prevent illegal trade
4. Providing financial resources: Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has taken efforts to get funding from World bank to implement tiger saving plan. Hollywood actor Leonardo Di Caprio has donated $1 m to help this effort. It is sign of their awareness about wild life.