Saturday, July 13, 2013

Save The Tigers

Hello jammers, it's been a while since I've done one of these informational posts. This one won't include the new item, so if you want to know what it is, you can check AJ. 

Today I will be telling you about the current state of the tigers in the wild. There are very, very few left and are on the borderline of being considered critically endangered. The estimated population is only a frail, dwindling 3,200.

How many is 3,200?

It's not very big compared to the rapidly expanding human population, a staggering 7.097 billion people. 3,200 goes into that number an estimated two million one hundred eighty seven thousand five hundred times. 

Stating the obvious, it's a rather large difference.

With the population in mind, humankind is continuing to eat away at the habitat that the tigers used to own, forcing the cats into the shadows to hide from poachers. 

Every day, an average of 274 animals are poached, many to have their parts sold on the black market. 

Many species go extinct as well. Mainly from habitat loss, and global climate change. If the average global temperature rises 1.5 to 2.5 Celsius, approximately 20-30% of all animal life will go extinct. Even ten percent is a large amount.

This is all due to humanity's unsustainable methods of production and consumption. City expansion, pollution, deforestation, and global warming all play a part in the deaths of millions of animals. 

The habitat loss the tigers face is turning their world smaller and smaller. The former king of the jungle's natural prey is far out of reach now, forcing them to rely on the domestic animals in nearby human communities. Close to all attempts in hunting there end in either the cats' death or serious wounds.

The tigers are not at fault for it. If cities stopped expanding, if deforestation halted or at least slowed, and poaching was at minimum (or better yet, gone) then the wild tiger population could grow, and not be forced to attack the animals of nearby settlements.

Rare blue maltese tiger.

Donate to wild life, the tigers need all the help they can get. 

And remember, you aren't alone on planet Earth.


1 comment:

  1. Woah.
    That hit me pretty hard. I just realized how much tigers need our help. I knew that they were endangered, but I never knew that they were this critically endangered.
    I wrote a post a little bit like this, but it was more geared towards stray animals such as dogs and cats. You can follow the link below to read it if you want. :)

    Jam on!


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