The tiger is a unique animal which plays a pivotal role in the health and diversity of an ecosystem. As per the recent survey 2014 in India Tiger population in India is estimated to be 2,226 left in the wild forest of India and around 39 tigers have been poached in India so far the year of 2013. Source: National-Geographic, images are taken from Google, please feel free to drop us an e-mail for respective credit of images.
The Goddess Durga or Sherawali Mata represents the power of the Supreme Being, mounted on a tiger is India’s most powerful and revered religious deities. Tiger in India is only safe as long as its been ridden on by the goddess in fables and folklore.
In the past Tiger Hunting was one of the major sport in India, Bengal tigers were hunted in the thousands by the Indian and British elite until tiger hunting was banned in India in 1971. Image Soruce: bbc.co.uk
Tigers along with other wild animals are the major attraction and favorite at circus events. Don’t forget after all Tiger is a wild animal and apex predator of wild forest, he can be trained but should not treated like a pet.Image Source: Searchpp
If a tiger has ever been around people, then they’re going to be around people, they have familiarity with people, that’s a problem. Zoos tigers are very hard to reintroduced to the wild,doesn’t matter how many captive tigers there are, they are lost to the wild. Image Source:thekerala
The people who actually kill the tigers don’t reap a huge profit; the rewards go to international wildlife traffickers who sell tiger parts on the black market for sizeable sums of money. The big demand is for skins and bones eyes, whiskers, fat, bile, brain, penis, teeth and faces of tigers, major poaching areas in India are Chandrapur,Corbett National Park,Sariska and Sundarbans. Image Source: thehindu
The main threats to tiger populations stem from habitat loss, poaching, and competition with humans for food. Loss of Habitats and declined population of prey are the major factors along with the human tiger conflict due to the domestic animal prey.
Distribution and habitat of tigers in India is tropical moist evergreen forests, tropical dry forests, tropical and subtropical moist deciduous forests and mangroves forest of Indian Sundarbans. Forested habitats of Rajaji and Corbett national parks, Kanha-Pench, tiger reserves of Bandhavgarh, Tadoba are the best places to grow tiger population in India.
Tourism is very important for tiger conservation because funds required to monitors and save the animal and by catching a glimpse of a tiger people will save the most beautiful creature in the world. The best national parks to spot tigers in India are Ranthambore National Park,Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve,Jim Corbett National Park and Kanha national park.Image Source:visittnt
Indian subcontinent has served as a stage for intense human and tiger confrontations, the Sundarbans has 10 out of 13 man-eaters recorded in the 1970s. Tigers attacks on people occurred in the northern and western boundaries of Sundarbans and Corbett national park in the past.
Tiger Reserves Project Tiger was launched by the Government of India in the year 1973 to save the endangered species of tiger in the country. There are 47 tiger reserves in India which holds over half the world’s tiger population.
The mangrove swamps tigers of Indian Sundarbans is subspecies is the most numerous, making up half of all the tigers found in the wild. Sundarbans is home to over 500 Bengal tigers and are estimated to kill from 0-50 people per year, The man eater tiger of sundarbans. Causes of the attacks and Responses to the attacks are two things that needs to monitor.
The country has lost 63 of its wild tigers in 2013,it was the worst year ever for Tigers in India. As per the 2008 tiger estimation exercise there were only 1,411 tigers left in the wild in India. Save Tigers a beautiful animal and let them live a little longer to provide ecological services like clean air, water, pollination and green forest. Image Source: SaveTheTigers
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