“13 years to save the tigers”

Can we save the tiger?

Can we stop poaching and forest destruction?

Time is running out of the hour glass for tigers.

Three of the nine tiger subspecies the Bali, Javan, and Caspian have become extinct in the past 70 years.

There are estimated to be only 3,200 tigers alive in the wild.

One century ago there were about 100,000. An expert believes the endangered tiger only has thirteen years before its species goes extinct in the wild.

Their habitat is being destroyed by forest cutting and construction, and they are a valuable trophy for poachers who want their skins and body parts prized in Chinese traditional medicine.
The goal
Double the world’s tiger population in the wild by 2022.
13 countries that still have tiger populations: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam and Russia have back it. (Where are the western nations?)
Needed: about $350 million in outside funding in the first five years of the 12-year plan.
Needed: donor commitments to help governments finance conservation measures.
The program aims to protect tiger habitats, eradicate poaching, smuggling, and illegal trade of tigers and their parts, and also create incentives for local communities to engage them in helping protect the big cats.
Stronger action against poaching and specialized reserves for tigers must be developed that will also restore and conserve forests so the tigers can.

To save the tiger we must save and create a whole healthy biome is need.
“To save tigers you need to save the the communities that depend on the forest, the forests, grasslands and lots of other species besides the food, water and materials they get from those forests.
Russia’s Natural Resources Minister Yuri Trutnev said that Russia and China will create a protected area for tigers alongside their border and pool resources to combat poaching.

Can you encourage your country and your friends to adopt a tiger or  help create the funding or support an organization that is helping save the endangered tiger?

Do you want to look back fourteen years from now and learn all tigers in the wild are gone?

Resources

Excerpts courtesy of    http://yhoo.it/bdUQAh

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