Tiger Conservation in India

If you lived 100 years ago it was easy to see the tiger in its natural habitat. Around 100,000 of them existed, and this included several species that are now extinct. Today the number of tigers in the wild is about 3,000. If this trend continues, there may soon be none. Work is being done to reverse the trend, however, particularly in India, and you can get involved and help to save the tigers. At The Great Projects we offer one project and one tour that you can join to partake in tiger conservation in India.

The project and tour are located in protected national parks in India. These are some of the most important areas in the world for tiger protection and conservation. If you join the Indian Tiger Trails Project you will spend time in Kanha National Park, the place that provided Rudyard Kipling with his inspiration for the story The Jungle Book. The tiger tour is called Highlights of India. On this tour you will be given the chance to visit some of the most well known sites in India and help tiger conservation efforts too! On both trips you will get the opportunity to take part in a range of tiger conservation activities, as well as getting the opportunity to volunteer with tigers and observe it in its natural habitat.

Tigers at a glance

Around 3,890

How endangered are tigers

We can actually bring you some good news on this front as tiger numbers are on the rise! The most recent data shows that tiger numbers are up to 3,890 from 3,200 in 2010, and this is a step in the right direction where tigers are concerned. However, whilst this is good news, the tigers are not out of the woods just yet. This was the first incident of recorded growth in over 100 years, so the trend is certainly not a consistently upward one. Tigers remain endangered and will do for some time to come.

Threats tigers are facing

Tigers are facing an increasing number of problems when it comes to surviving in the regions they have previously thrived in for thousands of years.

  • Poaching – Every single part of the tiger is traded in illegal markets. It is used in traditional Asian medicine which has no medicinal value at all, making the practise pointless.
  • Habitat Loss – Tigers have lost 93% of their historical range as their habitat has been destroyed or degraded by human activity.
  • Human Wildlife Conflict – With smaller forests to hunt in, tigers are forced to kill livestock and when they do the farmers often retaliate and kill the big cat.
Fast Facts
  • A tiger’s roar can be heard as far as 1.8 miles (3km) away!
  • There are more tigers privately owned by U.S citizens than in the wild worldwide.
  • One tiger alone killed 430 people in Nepal and India in the 19th century.

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