Promoting Coexistence With Tigers And Reducing Human-lion Conflict In Northern India
It is one of the most beautiful species of cats on the planet. It is dominant, rules the jungle, afraid of almost nothing in it. But this dominant species in the jungle has now become a prey. Prey to body parts,skin and bone. Increasing count of humans is not sufficient for the plants to provide all for it, now it might have turned for the worse. The pride of Jungle is slaughtered everyday in it’s own home. Steel traps are laid in known tiger trails. Once trapped the animal is left to struggle all night long so that it is exhausted from its attempts to escape and then a simple blow from a heavy stick is sufficient to kill the animal. It becomes very hard to believe that any of us have any humanity left.
Panthera tigris commonly known as, Royal Bengal Tigers, are the largest cat species. They are listed as endangered species in CITES I & priority species in National Parks & Wildlife Conservation Act 1973 in Nepal. 11 billion is the current worth of poaching industry. The demand for tiger skins and tiger bone wine is booming as wealthy businessmen buy these goods to prove their wealth. These products are also used as bribes for promotions within corporations. In relentless demand, their parts are used for traditional medicine, folk remedies, and increasingly as a status symbol among some Asian cultures.
Tigers are also illegally killed or poached because their pelts are valuable on the black market. Poachers also use poisoned carcasses of a tiger’s prey to kill them. In the hot season they dig shallow pools and fill them with poisoned water. The black market trade in big cat parts leaves 100 critically endangered tigers dead every year. Over the last ten years, an estimated 1,000 wild tigers have been killed by poachers, a new report from the wildlife monitoring group Traffic International reveals.
This is both disturbing and sad.
Wherever wild tiger populations survive and come into contact with landscapes dominated by humans, they pose a threat by preying on livestock, and, less commonly, on people. Conflict with humans is largely restricted to the edges of protected reserves, and some multiple-use forests or plantations.
So,we decided to gear up and get the word out. We will help all the tigers in the world, as much as can. If things go bad, we want to be the first line of defense that they should have. Tigers are vital to environmental balance. And we are vital for ensuring their survival. Tigers are a beautiful species that has to be saved, although their numbers are rising up.
So, help us wild a better and less cruel world for these beautiful creatures on Earth.
“Save tiger, be a fighter.”
- Step 1: Research and Field Work
- Step 2: Reduce Human-Tiger Conflict
- Step 3: Habitat & Prey Conservation