1411.. only 1411 tigers left in India. Once we boasted about our national animal, and the beauty of the beast. But sadly there might be a day, when we can't see any one of them. Tiger hunting started as a sport in olden times, now it has lead to a stage where tigers are hard to find.
India has about 37 tiger sanctuaries across the country. The number is slowly decreasing in each sanctuary. Its sad that we are left with so few tigers. Poaching of tigers for that matter any animal should be banned. Tigers are killed for their skin and body parts.The Bengal tiger is endangered because it is poached for its body parts to cater to an illegal market. Another reason is habitat loss due to depletion of forest cover interference of humans and encroachment of forest land by people causing fragmentation. At the turn of the century, there were almost reportedly 40,000 tigers in India, but now only 1411 remain in the wild.
- 2009 was the worst year for tigers in India, with 86 deaths reported.
- There are 37 Tiger sanctuaries in India. However, 17 sanctuaries are on the verge of losing their tiger population.
- Corbett National Park is the oldest tiger park in India. It was created in 1936 as ‘Hailey National Park’.
- The Kanha National Park’s lush sal and bamboo forests, grassy meadows and ravines provided inspiration to Rudyard Kipling for his famous novel, The Jungle Book.
Tiger is symbol of wilderness and well-being of the ecosystem. By conserving and saving tigers the entire wilderness ecosystem is conserved. In nature, barring human beings and their domesticates, rest of the ecosystem is wild. Hence conserving wilderness is important and crucial to maintain the life support system. So saving tiger amounts to saving the ecosystem which is crucial for man's own survival.
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