Indian tiger population continues to drop

I’m tempted to say, “…like a falling cat.” But that would be just gallows humor.

Bengal Tiger in Rhanthambhore National Park, taken by J. Scott Applewhite

The Guardian has the article:

  • In five years, the tiger population has fallen to 1,400, less than half the previous estimate.
  • Poachers have wiped out the tigers in some reserves.
  • Other reserves suffer from habitat destruction as villages crowd forests.
  • Experts say that not enough is being done to fight poachers.
  • Laws against selling tiges’ body parts are being openly flouted.
  • In a few years it will be too late.

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One Response to “Indian tiger population continues to drop”

  1. Venkatesh Varalu Says:

    Its nice that you have made a post on this. I am making a post on this too and asking others to do so and spread the word and save the remaining tigers.

    Here is the post in my blog.

    http://varalu.blogspot.com/2008/03/india-land-of-tigers.html

    Spread the word and ask more people to blog about it and lets do the difference.

    Thanks.


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