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Will Banning 'Tiger Tourism' Save the Big Cats From Extinction?


Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animals, wildlife, wildanimals, protection, tigers, habitat, environment, endangered, extinction )

Cher
- 625 days ago - deccanherald.com
The Supreme Court order banning tourism in core areas of tiger reserves has exposed the rift between profit-making lobby of tour operators, many of whom are hand-in-glove with a section of tiger activists and the conservation biologists who advocate the



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Nyack Clancy (385)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 1:59 pm
Noted- thank you
 

Milkah Savage (277)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 2:05 pm
Sadly I believe it will take alot more than just bannng "Tiger Tourism". People need to be educated on why wearing Big Cat fur is an injustice to these beautiful cats. And why protecting their habitat is not only vital to the big cats but to us as well.
It semms to always boil down to money :*(
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 4:51 pm
noted with hope, thank you Cher
 

Mm M. (444)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 8:06 pm
Ban All Humans from where these Creatures are PERIOD IMO!
 

Helen A. (108)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 11:43 am
Thank you, noted
 

Mariette AWAY (151)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 2:10 pm
Noted. Thanks Cher!
 

kye j. (41)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 2:53 pm
More than just banning tiger tourism is required.
Education as well as imposing an appropriate penalty ie catch and kill all involved in this barbaric trade.JUST DO IT and this will make a huge difference!!
 

june t. (62)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 3:09 pm
didn't know there was tiger tourism
 

Christeen Anderson (419)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 4:10 pm
Well it can't hurt.
 

Harold D. (450)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 4:36 pm
I have mixed feelings. Need to get the evil tour guides out of the business and prosecute them but with the tourist there, the poachers wouldn't dare strike. The good tour guides that are there to save and preserve the tigers, are kind of guardians of the tigers.
 

marie tc (164)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 5:30 pm
I do not think the fur is such a problem as it is banned in Europe I believe I know Tiger skin is banned in UK but its the rotten medicines for ignorant idiots that cause a lot of death
 

ELENA NOVO (20)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 10:03 pm
noted.
 

Robin T. (14)
Monday July 30, 2012, 1:37 am
Banning tourism is a bad idea. Think about it, tour operators have nothing to gain by helping to eradicate the source of their income. Yes some of them need a rocket up their rear ends but the majority are involved in some way with anti poaching or game conservation in some way or other.

We need to encourage tourism and educate people. I would never have developed my love for the wild if I had not been taken to the Kruger as a child. I take my grand children and encourage friends and acquaintances to visit the parks and as a result they are also developing a love for these precious animals and are becoming more aware of the need to protect environment.
 

Ruth S. (404)
Monday July 30, 2012, 3:09 am
They are in God's hands!
 

janet f. (29)
Monday July 30, 2012, 4:53 am
Do we really trust these people? They may be banning people so that there are no witnesses to the tiger carnage that they're unable or unwilling to stop. Wild tigers are at the mercy of people who can't/won't save them.
 

Maggie Carmel (5)
Monday July 30, 2012, 7:39 am
I certainly hope it helps stop this!
Noted
 

Rich Blue (72)
Monday July 30, 2012, 8:28 am
eco-tourism is a BS. Please fight to keep Humans away from wildlife and Wilderness.
 

anne barusta (0)
Monday July 30, 2012, 9:29 am
iIn a dream world banning tourism, hunting, removing or killing from the environment would work, but reality is very sad and cruel, impossible to enforce
 
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