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Fewer Than 1,000 Wild Tigers Left in India

Environment  (tags: globalwarming, ClimateChange, animals, Tigers, endangered, wildlife, habitatdestruction )

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In his new film on India's tiger crisis, conservation filmmaker Krishnendu Bose argues that there may be less than 1,000 wild tigers remaining in India. Called "Tiger: The Death Chronicles," the 63 minute film in English had its premier today at the..


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Jennie B (14)
Saturday May 5, 2007, 6:16 pm
This is my favorite wild animal - the Tiger - because of her grace, beauty, power, independence, resilience against all odds, and her mothering skills. Despite her resilience, the tiger's continued existence is being challenged as only 1,000 are left in the wild in India today. This breaks my heart. Another loss attributable to global warming and human greed. Climate change has led to habitat destruction, but by far the biggest threat has always been Man and his insatiable thirst for money at the cost of beauty, animal life, the end of species, and appeals to emotions. Some people have no feelings and don't care. Read about this extradinary documentary that will be very difficult to view for me. Your comments are always welcome.

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 5, 2007, 6:30 pm
Jennie......Indeed it is a disgrace what man has done to eradicate this magnifiscent creature. But you know we will pay for it all in the end!!

Think of tomorrow-
Plant seeds
Grow trees
Make a forest
For Mother Nature
And her animals.........

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 2:31 pm
They are so beautiful.... How could anyone hurt these gorgeous creatures!

Michael Cline (23)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 3:17 pm
they need to do everything they can to save these wonderful cats there is no cost to high to pay to maker every thing possable for them to always be there in the wild

Tatiana I (32)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 3:35 pm
This powerful gracious animal is unprotected because of the greedy human being who takes care only about his vallet. Humanity will pay huge price if this animal will be disappeared. Therefore we have to talk about it now and act now to protect this helpless powerful animal.

Mark D (10)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 3:51 pm
just another case of man and his insanity, these beautiful animals should be held in high regard and protected for future generations...before we have noe left and only memories and zoo animals left.

Mara G (411)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 4:13 pm
The Tiger...the REAL king of the jungle and the biggest, baddest, cat on the planet, including the most beautiful creature on earth. One of the worst atrocities that "man" has committed is to make them an endangered species...what a shame to cry for!! Thanks Jennie. Definitely noted with a big N. We MUST do all that we can possibly do to save these greatest of great cats.

Bobbie W (113)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 4:51 pm
Noted-with great sadness and regret for the tigers. God bless them, every one!

Robert K (437)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 5:02 pm
Jennie, thanks for this post. Such a shame greed is destroying all many of hold as the the majestic beauty of our singular creation. To destroy such majesty is unconscionable: tigers, cougars, mountain lions, grizzlies et al is also diminishing humanity by which maybe all life itself is sustained, instead of being disintegrated by nuclear bombs, clear cutting ancient forests and pristine habitats, stripped minned blowing mountain tops off, stripping the oceans clean etc., into a rock like the moon or mars with a heart of stone.

Scarlett P (126)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 6:30 pm

What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of the spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts soon happens to the man. ~Chief Seattle~

Black Cat (103)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 6:34 pm
If they keep kill then one day no one will know what a beautiful tiger looks like. Only in picture.I noted

Jennie B (14)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 8:12 pm
I appreciate everyone's comments. I wonder what is being done to save these beautiful animals. So far no comments from animal activists who are in the know about tigers in the wild. I wish I knew more about what is actually being done in India. I don't believe the country itself is doing enough to protect them -something is definitely wrong when so many have died - from 5,000 to to 1,000 - seems to me it's time to take drastic action against those who poach/hunt or deal in the tiger trade. Obviously they are not being dealt w/harshing enough when caught or they are not being pursued that aggressively or possibly both.

Sunday May 6, 2007, 10:28 pm
i hope these noble cats remain....

Agnes Corbett (548)
Sunday May 6, 2007, 11:54 pm
Ron and Robert said all I would. A great pain to my heart to see what is done to the wild (and of course all kind of animals) but the wild ones, people kill for killing, for their skins, for money...they do not value the beauty and importance of these animals. And Jennie, the point with larger countries with huge poor population is that the Governments say they are doing something but do nothing and the people, poor and most of times not teached on the importance of all living things, just dont care even to fight against those that, just for money, are dizimating the wild animals. I take this chance to ask : fight the purchase of animals trafficaated (sorry, guess this is misspelled) from Brasil to USA and Europe, a few making a lot of money but thousand of birds, monkeys and acquarium fishes are being stolen from here, so as in India, making these beauties to be almost to the extinction point. Thanks Jennie for this news and alert.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 7, 2007, 1:17 am
I do agree that in India Tigers killed by the poachers & Govt. failed to save the life of wild pride. A great pain & shame full act at our part. Thats why I choose the field of animal to serve & took the matter of Nawab Pataudi black buck poaching matter after facing criminal case against me, this is bad luck of Indian system. This is the alarm to do some result oriented to save the tiger.

Naresh Kadyan

Marci Marcel S (326)
Monday May 7, 2007, 10:28 am

Aggie M (44)
Monday May 7, 2007, 5:45 pm
Clicking probably has helped save the few that are left of this fantastic big cat! To truely make a difference, we need to get to the money grubing SOB's who make killing the tigers a profitable endeavor! No matter what you put this travesty down to, lost habitat and feeding grounds,, poachers for the fur, just plain stupidity for bragging rites, anything, we still come back to "MAN!" Wtihout a plan and action to make a big change in attitudes and laws, we are all going to fight this till the tigers are gone and those of us who care have cried our last remaining tear!

Dee W (24)
Tuesday May 8, 2007, 1:59 am
Agreed Aggie! These ghouls only understand the world through dollars and cents. In other words through little pieces of paper with ugly pictures on it. I am at a complete loss for a more effective solution. But I do know this, if all the animals disappear, then I'm going too. That will leave just the ghouls to feed on each other.

Scott Cooper (35)
Tuesday May 8, 2007, 12:00 pm
If we reduce all life to it's cost/benefit equation, we are surrendering our will and motivation to a battle for bucks. We are fighting to save the soul/essence of respect for every Lifeform we see around us in the profusion of manifest variety that Evolution has bestowed upon this wonderous Planet. We should persist in the defense of all creatures great and small, for surely our fate is tied to all of them, if they fail , SO SHALL WE FAIL!

Delight Woodley (46)
Tuesday May 8, 2007, 9:47 pm

LadyLou B (133)
Wednesday May 9, 2007, 10:58 am
It is truly heartbreaking to think that so few of these beautiful tigers are left. Poaching is definitely the worst problem when it comes to the demise of wildlife species. It is hard enough to control over-hunting, etc. in our own country. Alas, we don't have many options when it comes to saving these animals in other countries. Obviously, the governments in these countries need to act in order to stop this ~ they seem unwilling or unable to do so. We need to pressure our own governments to intervene in this. In this case, unfortunately, these beautiful tigers do not have the luxury of waiting for this to happen. We can only hope that the Indian people take actions now to prevent the extinction of the tigers in their country.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 10, 2007, 3:41 pm
It is time to save the wildlife we can instead of waiting until the task has to be done in a petrie dish. It is so awful to think of India without these magnificient creatures.

Anita Lee (1121)
Thursday May 10, 2007, 7:16 pm
This is a beautiful animal. I hope the tiger can be saved in India.

Sam F (1)
Friday May 11, 2007, 3:30 pm
It can't be!

I love animals so much and I can't bear to see this happening. People had better wisen themselves and take a stand for these magnificent cats.

Adriana C (7)
Saturday May 12, 2007, 1:40 am
How can man be so cruel? No remorse for what they do. Ending an entire breed with no awareness of the consequences.


Haileyesus p (0)
Sunday May 13, 2007, 4:12 am
Let us learn to do something good to the planet which is on the process of dying.
Out of several negative environmental problems in China, their scientists have shown to the world some spectacular achievements concerning animal conservation and keeping the balance of the ecology!
They have saved the PANDAS from extinction! PANDAS are now in their great come back.
Tigers have to be saved from extinction as well! And all others whom extinction threats!

ABC De (78)
Sunday May 13, 2007, 10:01 am

The link above is to the World Wildlife Fund's most recent page on Tiger Conservation. Look at the location mentioned in the right-hand column.... 3 updates, April 2007, March 2007 amd January 2007, mentions CHINA and the illegal tiger trade. It seems CHINA may be responsible for poaching animals and the illegal trade in tiger body parts ... not only in/around their own county... but in India too. There's also articles on other websites that name CHINA and their gangs of poachers for illegal poaching of African elephant ivory.

What, with CHINA practicing barbaric methods against domestic animals in their own country to quell rabies (street-side beatings of dogs to death), is it any wonder that CHINA is behind tiger and elephant poaching and deaths outside their own country?

Strange, isn't it, that one country has so little regard for other species -- sometimes even humans?

Aggie M (44)
Sunday May 13, 2007, 10:42 am
Jirata, you must remember that China's interests are better served with their actions on behalf of the pandas. Pandas are their own country's possession. That becomes money to them, both as a tourist attraction, and a stud fee source. If you could get pandas in more parts of the world, instead of just China, I'd bet that their fate at the hands of the Chinese would have rivaled the tiger's fate. The good treatment of one animal isn't what it appears to be when you put it up against the normal behavior of a people. In this case, the Chinese government.

Haileyesus p (0)
Sunday May 13, 2007, 2:59 pm
ABC and Aggie Mitchell, thank you both for your comments - I agree with you friends!
For sure the Chinese government has to do a lot to improve unlawful experiences as many other countries have to do, my point is not to spare China but to appreciate the right things among lots of mistakes don against humanity

Jennie B (14)
Sunday May 13, 2007, 4:08 pm
Thank you for so many excellent comments. Jirata, you are right. The best and the worst has come out of China. They have solved environmental problems in their own country and they have also persecuted their own animals and participated in stealing tiger parts (not the same people involved in those activities of course). As in this country, as have both the good and the bad. If we were smart, we would be diplomatically making an effort to work with the best the Chinese have to offer to save the tigers while working with other countries to stop the worst of the Chinese and other countries in the illegal Tiger parts trade. Why we do not do this I do not know. Just talking about it is not enough. Seems to me taking action is the answer. No country is all good or all bad not even China. We were brought up to think in extremes of Good and Bad- Bad Commies Good Democracy Now we know even our own Democracy can be corrupted and the Chinese although an imperfect government has some much we could learn in regard to how they saved their animals who were facing extinction.

A Weber (27)
Friday May 18, 2007, 8:17 pm
Sorry to be vulgar, but I think anyone that kills a tiger is a worthless piece of s__t who should also be killed!!!!!! Here in Canada, some wacko keeps tigers as 'pets' (prisoners). One of the tigers swiped at the man's girlfriend as she walked by the enclosure. Sadly, the woman bled to death, and the tiger was killed for acting within his nature. I read online that there are millions of exotic animals kept at and in people's homes/yards in North America. What a truly insane world with uncaring, uneducated, ignorant, selfish, . . . leaders who do little, if anything to solve such serious problems. I teach my students every year that without Nature there will be no humans. I also think that any who might survive for a while will live empty, sad, uninspired lives surrounded by ugliness in a barren wasteland void of Nature.

I send gratitude to all those people in the world who care enough about this kind of issue to give of themselves and their lives to protect such wonderous creatures. They are Earthbound angels!!!! : )

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