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The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the world’s largest cat, and it is also the most threatened with extinction. As recently as 100 years ago, there were as many as 100,000 wild tigers living in Asia. Today, fewer than 3,200 remain.
Source : http://www.panthera.org/species/tiger
- Tigers no longer live in 93% of their historic range
- Tigers exist in 13 Asian countries
- Tigers are extinct in 11 countries
BBC Documentary - Part 1 Fragmented Isolation
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Tiger conservation projects in India
Get lots of information on tigers, facts and figures, their behaviour, Tiger - Human relation, Kids section with many fun facts and stories
Indian Tiger Welfare Society, moved by the plight of the members of "Cat Family" like tigers due to shrinking habitat and large scale poaching, Indian Tiger Welfare was founded to spread awareness and work towards building safe haven for tigers that include Royal Bengal tiger, and Indian white tiger.
Tiger Reserves in India
Tiger Reserves in India
India holds over half the world's tiger population. According to the latest tiger census report released on March 28, 2011 by the National Tiger Conservation Authority, the current tiger population estimated is 1,706
Shere Khan - Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling's 'Jungle Book' inspired this animation film.
The Bengal tiger
The Bengal tiger is the most numerous of all tiger subspecies.
Found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar and Nepal. India is home to the largest population.
Mostly inhabits the dry and wet deciduous forests of central and south India, the Terai-Duar grassland and sal forests of the Himalayan foothills, and the temperate forests of Bhutan.
Primary Threats to Tigers
The primary threats facing tigers are:
** Wild tigers are being directly hunted to meet the demands of the illegal wildlife trade market.
** Not only are tigers hunted, but their wild prey, like deer and wild pigs, have been overhunted by people either for subsistence or for sale.
** Due to an increasing human population, humans and tigers are living in close proximity in many places across their range, which far too often results in human-tiger conflict situations.
** Tigers need intact habitat in order to survive but their habitat is increasingly under threat and either being destroyed or fragmented from agricultural developments, especially large monocultures like palm oil plantations.
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BBC documentary - Part 2 Nowhere to go
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The Tiger by William Blake
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forest of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
Tiger is a solitary animal unlike lions.
The size of a tiger's territory depends on the amount of food available,
The auditory capabilities of tigers are also highly developed & are able to trace the origin of sound.
Tigers are carnivorous & hunt for prey primarily by sight and sound.
Saving Tiger Map
Click above picture to access an interactive Tangelo map of 'Save Tiger' landscapes
Study shows Bengal Tiger’s Habitat in Danger
A new study by WWF scientists and partner organizations has found global climate change could shrink Bangladesh’s Sundarbans tiger habitat by 96 percent, potentially reducing the tiger population to fewer than 20 breeding individuals.
World Bank initiative to save the tiger
Building a Future for Wild Tigers
Tigers are an indicator of the health of the varied ecological systems of which they are part. Given the appeal and ecological role of tigers, their effective conservation can provide an umbrella for all biodiversity.
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White Tiger Facts
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