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Only About 3,500 Tigers Are Keft in the Wild Worldwide


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Simone
- 3135 days ago - freep.com
Instead of trying to safeguard vast, surrounding landscapes, conservationists must protect tiger populations in a few concentrated breeding grounds in Asia if they want to save the big cats from extinction, scientists said last week



   

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Alex Keir (0)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 9:58 am
While me may save a few in zoos and have their genetic information, as long as people continue to ignore the plight of the planet, creatures will be wiped out. Later, if the world's people come to their senses, maybe we can re-introduce them to protected habitats.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 6:00 pm
It seems all the big cats are in danger of distinction, and won't it be a sad world if they are no long free to roam.
 

Anne Jo (12)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 6:04 pm
Let's save the tiger together!!
 

Kim O (396)
Sunday September 19, 2010, 6:11 pm
We've got to do something in a huge hurry if these beautiful cats are going to survive!!! Large reserves need to be set aside with strict security to keep poachers out. Poaching has to be stopped altogether if the cats are going to have a chance. Maybe reserves should be where poachers can be dealt with properly. It always seems that everyone is powerless against the poachers. Severe punishment is the only thing they'll understand.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 20, 2010, 10:38 am
Freaks me right out
 

Lisa N (204)
Monday September 20, 2010, 12:39 pm
God Bless the tigers!! Greed is a despicable thing to wipe out such a manificent creature as this. Let's hope and pray that is not too late to save them from extinction. I believe there are more of us who care than those monsters who exploit them.














 

anne Barusta (0)
Monday September 20, 2010, 12:59 pm
As long as we keep destroing the environment, there will be no habitat left for any wildlife, and eventually for us.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 20, 2010, 1:55 pm
We each and every one create the world we live in. How sad to create a world without tigers.
 

(0)
Monday September 20, 2010, 2:14 pm
We must protect them
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 20, 2010, 3:55 pm
Scaring.
 

Lynda G (123)
Monday September 20, 2010, 5:15 pm
I had a very strange dream last night: I opened the front door, to find a tiger laying on the front porch. It looked at me, but showed no fear or aggression. It seemed tame but weary. My husband excitedly handed me some meat to give to it, but when I went to open the door I stopped. How sensible was it to walk up to a strange tiger? What if it preferred ME to the meat? And how can I go out and feed the cats knowing there is a tiger in the neighbourhood?

And then in the morning I find several news stories regarding tigers. What can we do to stop poachers? How can we cure the human race of insatiable greed?
 

megan joskow (4)
Monday September 20, 2010, 7:06 pm
tigers are wonderful animals, i really hate the idea of them being gone forever.
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Monday September 20, 2010, 7:58 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Teresa K (33)
Monday September 20, 2010, 8:15 pm
Noted and thank you!
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Monday September 20, 2010, 10:22 pm
What will the message be in a year's time?
 

janet f (29)
Monday September 20, 2010, 11:10 pm
There's only one way to stop poachers. You need to make sure that they are unable to ever kill another animal again. The penalty should be death. Nothing else will work. This story proves that. I'm not even sure if these animals can be saved at this point. I'm afraid we started too late in the game. This has been going on for way too long without serious intervention.
 

Jose Ramon Fisher Rodriguez (13)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 12:57 am
The world doesn't belong only to us. We need to leave enough space for the animals (not just tigers) to live without our interference. Tigers are beautiful.
 

Edward M (8)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 1:37 am
I am surprised that there are as many as that left.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 1:37 am
Weren't there 4000+ tigers left just 6 months ago? Were 500 killed off, or did 500 die in 6 months? Or were those numbers incorrect? Or are these numbers wrong?
 

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 6:02 am
It will be a sad day when the tiger is extinct. Unfortunately it is not really possible to maintain the species in zoos. The softer environment in zoos is not as hard on unfavorable mutations, so that the species would degenerate in time.
 

leanne Torio (244)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 6:36 am
The poachers need to be publicly flogged in the town square! Come on officials wake up and stop this maddness before it is to late (it is probably the corrupt greedy law enforcement that is responsible for the poaching)!
 

Zoe Cacavas (0)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 7:18 am
godsmacked...no words
 

Sherri G (76)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 7:30 am
Amen Jose. This world is not ours to destroy at our whim. We will atone for our actions, one way or another.

I don't care what happens to most humans. They deserve what they get. But I do care what happens to the magnificent, innocent animals who are unfortunate enough to share this amazing world with us.
 

Jennifer M (78)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 8:35 am
Stupid poachers need to be dealt with. And I agree with Sherri G. I'm getting to the point where I don't really care about humans either, the bad ones anyway, which seems to be the majority. It's sad, but why should I care about people who don't care about anything but themselves?? I'm more inclined to helping animals and children, as they aren't evil. (well, most children anyway...)
 

Klaus Peters (14)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 9:22 am
I hate domestic cats, BUT the TIGER is number ONE for me, such a majestic animal. It is sad to see that everything in the way of human greed gets to kill endagered species.Trophy hunters in the British colonies in SE Asia almost wiped the bengal tiger out. My father in law in Malaysia liked hunting, flying fox, wild bore etc. However was attacked by a tiger and shot at the last minute to save himself. Yes, it was a scary moment for him and it haunted him for the rest of his life, he felt so guilty to kill that beautifull animal. Of course the British officer in the town confiscated the skin to send it back to England as his own kill, it was so fashionable for the British. But not after Dad in law had to pay for all the costs of preserving the skin (or prosecution). The British must have the most Bengal Tiger skins in the world and one day in future that is all we know to tell our kids what a tiger looked like!!!
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday September 21, 2010, 2:59 pm
Sad news.
 

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday October 5, 2010, 8:56 am
As Chief Seattle said, "If all the beasts were gone, man would die from loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beast, happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons of earth." Time is running short for man and beast.
 
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