You will wonder by knowing the fact that the number of tigers left in India is merely 1411 which was 40000 at the start of 20th century. Within the first month of 2010, 3 tiger deaths have been reported. And the government is still waiting for the concerned department to take some decision to save the tigers from extinction.
There were 84 tiger deaths in 2009-10 according to Wildlife Protection Society of India which includes both natural and poaching causes. Considering the trend of Tiger deaths, wildlife experts say Tigers would probably extinct within next 20 years. The Tiger reserves will have no tigers in future.
Relentless hunting and clearing of habitat for agriculture purpose have been the primary causes of this decline, though demand for tiger skins and parts for “medicinal” purposes has become an increasingly important threat in recent years.
The hunters take away every part of the tiger from the scene of crime, leaving behind no evidence, therefore many poaching cases are unnoticed. Even there is no conviction because courts need evidence which poachers do not leave behind.
Aircel and WWF India has started a social campaign “Save our Tigers”. This motive of this campaign is to draw attention towards the dwindling number of Tigers across the planet.
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