Tiger Conservation in India
100 years ago it was easy to see the tiger in its natural habitat - around 100,000 of them roamed across Asia, including several sub-species that are now extinct. Today the number of tigers in the wild is about 3,000 and if this trend continues, tigers may cease to exist.
This is why tiger conservation efforts are needed if we want to give these animals a shot at having a sustainable future. At The Great Projects, we offer you the chance to get involved with tiger conservation projects and tours that enable you to encounter these gracious animals in the most responsible way.
Our tiger conservation experiences are located in protected national parks in India. These are some of the most important areas in the world for tiger conservation and protection, as they provide a safe haven in which the tigers can live freely. Populations of these big cats have been declining for a century as they compete with growing human populations for habitat space, which is a serious concern when you consider that tigers are solitary animals and claim large territories. This pressure exists alongside relentless poaching, conflict with humans and the demand for their bones as an ingredient in Chinese medicine.
If you want to play your part in tiger conservation, then look no further! Get in touch to start your next adventure today.
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Tigers At A Glance
NUMBER REMAINING IN THE WILD
How Endangered Are Tigers
Conservation efforts in recent years mean that tiger numbers are on the rise, but they are certainly not out of the woods yet.
Current tiger populations are extremely difficult to calculate as their habitat is so fragmented, but the cats are classified as endangered.
The conservation of tigers is not just about increasing their numbers as more tigers require more habitat, which is becoming less and less available each day. It is important that tiger populations stop dwindling, and habitat stops being lost.
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 deaths of these animals for this purpose unnecessary.
- 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.
- 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.
- The largest sub-species of tiger is the Siberian tiger, and males can weigh in at over 600 pounds!
- Tigers gain independence at around 2 years of age and have been known to live to around 20 years in the wild.