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Tigers on the Verge of Extinction

Posted on: March 15, 2010

Tigers

Tigers are on the verge of extinction, just 20 years ago, there were 100000 tigers in Asia, but today there are only 3200 left in the whole world. Another daunting fact is that of the 8 species of tigers, only 5 exist today. If this carries on, tigers will extinct in the next 10 years. The biggest causes of the growing death rate of tigers are poaching and loss of habitat. The biggest problem is that in countries like China, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand, people kill tigers so that they can sell the tigers’ fur and body parts on the black market. Human interference also affects the population of tigers. Deforestation, which takes place everyday, makes it almost impossible for tigers to survive. When forests are being destroyed and human population moves in, tigers get separated from each other. Becoming segregated from their kind, tigers can only breed within a limited group, which over time creates life threatening birth defects. Today, CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) demanded countries to come up with strategies and also work closely with international agencies such as Interpol, to end poaching.

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