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This presentation provides us information about how bengal tigers are getting extinct

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  • 1. 100 years ago there were 8different kinds of tigers(subspecies) - there were over100,000 wild tigers in the world.Today, there are only 5 tigersubspecies left and there are fewerthan 7,000 wild tigers in the world.The main threats to tigers arepoaching, loss of habitat, andpopulation fragmentation.

2. forest's health. Saving the tigermeans we save the forest since tigercannot live in places where trees havevanished and in turn secure food andwater for all. If we make sure tigerslive, we have to make sure that deer,antelope and all other animals that thetiger eats (its prey base) live. 3. Also forests catch and help storerainwater and protect soils. In this waywe protect our rivers and rechargegroundwater sources. Areas with lesstrees lead to floods, killing people anddestroying homes. It takes away theprecious soil, leaving behind a wasteland.The soil jams up our lakes and dams,reducing their ability to store water. Bydestroying the tiger's home, we not onlyharm tigers, but also ourselves. 4. The tiger, one of the most magnificentanimals in the world, is also one of the mostendangered. A cat of beauty, strength, andmajesty, the tiger is master of all andThe stuigbejre ctth utso bneocnoem --ese xthceep sty hmubmoal nfso.r theprotection of all species on our earth since itis at the top of the food chain. This is why wesometimes call the tiger, an apex predator, anindicator of our ecosystem's health . 5. Local institutions and people Scientists whowere closely involved in managing tigers at thelocal level pointed out an important lessonmore than a decade ago: unless localcommunity needs are met, conservation of thetiger will not succeed and protected areas willConservation of tiger habitat and of prey Inmany areas peripheral perish.to tiger habitat, grazinglands for livestock have been converted tocrops or degraded by excessive use; livestockis of poor quality and of poor productivity;wood for fuel and building has been exhausted;and sources of income are limited. 6. "Do not cut down the forest with itstigers and do not vanish the tigers fromthe forest.The tiger perishes without the forest,and the forest perishes without itstigers.Therefore the tiger should stand guardover the forest and the forest shouldprotect all its tigers". 7. The Tiger is endangeredbecause it is poached for itsbody parts to cater to anillegal market. Anotherreason is habitat loss due todepletion of forest coverinterference of humans andencroachment of forest landby people causingfragmentation. At the turnof the century, there werealmost reportedly 40,000tigers in India, but now onlyaround 4,000 remain in thewild. 8. Bengal Tigers form the largest subspecies of tigersin the world. Most commonly found in India andBangladesh, they are the national animal of boththese countries. Living in grasslands and inrainforests, they can weight up to 220kg. The BengalTiger population is very fragile today: they havenearly been driven to extinction and numerousprojects are now in place to preserve the population.Although they do not typically hunthumans, they may do so in cases ofextreme hunger.Today, deforestation and urbanization have a majorimpact on the Bengal Tiger population. Tigers areforced to move out from their natural habitats andas a result can no longer easily hunt food. 9. One particularly controversial incident was thecomplete loss of the Bengal Tiger population inthe Sariska Tiger Reserve as a result ofhunting. 10. Establishments and individuals who claim their trying to save or keep thespecies alive are simply manipulating the truth to keep their unethicalactivities alive. Breeding of white tigers is nothing short of evil andbenefits the tiger species in no way what so ever.