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Endangered Species “a species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinction”
Endangered Species Most species of plants and animals become extinct because of habitat destruction (loss of living space to development or pollution) introduction of invasive species direct killing (over-harvesting, poisoning, hunting)
Tigers Wild Tiger numbers are at an all time low! There only around 3,200 tigers left in the world!
Tiger Subspecies 3 of the 9 tiger subspecies have already become extinct Bali Javan Caspian These 3 subspecies have gone extinct within the past 70 years
Bali Tiger The Bali Tiger was the smallest and had the darkest fur! The only known predator of the Bali Tiger was humans and it was the first tiger to go extinct. The last recorded Bali Tiger died in 1937; however it is thought that some may have survived into the 40’s and 50’s.
Javan Tiger The second smallest of the species(next to the Bali tiger) and they had long thin stripes The exact time of the extinction of this species is unknown; however, it is thought to be in the 1980’s Their extinction was caused by hunting, poisoning, and habitatdestruction all causedby humans.
Caspian Tiger The second largest tiger Extinction date is thought to be around the 1950’s; however there is almost no data to back it up. The cause of extinction was mostlyby the Russians heavily huntingthem in the beginning of the20th Century and also habitatdestruction.
6 Tiger Subspecies Only six subspecies of tigers are left Amur Bengal Indochinese Malayan SouthChina Sumatran
6 Tiger SubspeciesAmur Bengal Also known as the Siberian Also known as Indian Tiger Tiger Located in Bangladesh, Located primarily in eastern Bhutan, China, India, Russia, with a few found in Myanmar and Nepal. India is northeastern China home to the largest In the 1940’s only 40 Amur population. Tigers were left, the Most numerous of the tiger population is now somewhat subspecies more stabilized White Bengal Tigers are This is the world’s largest cat! considered a recessive (generally weighs more than mutant 500 pounds).
6 Tiger SubspeciesIndochinese Malayan Access to the areas these This tiger was only identified tigers live in is restricted, so as being a separate little is known of the status of subspecies from the them in the wild Indochinese tiger in 2004. It is Population is thought to very similar to the number around 300 individuals Indochinese tiger, but is Biggest threat to these tigers smaller in size. has been habitat fragmentation There is thought to be around (with roads) and poaching 500 in the wild Their location is widely These tigers are mostly dispersed throughout six located in the Southern tip of countries: Thailand, Cambodia, Thailand and Peninsular China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Malaysia and Vietnam.
6 Tiger SubspeciesSouth China Sumatran No one has seen one in the These tigers are located wild in the last 25 years. exclusively on the Indonesian It is estimated that the South island of Sumatra China tiger is functionally A 1978 estimate put the extinct. Currently 47 South population of Sumatran tigers China tigers live in 18 zoos, at 1,000. Today, fewer than all in China. If there are any 400 are left South China tigers in the wild, these few individuals would be found in southeast China, close to provincial borders.
Killing Tigers Pseudo-Medicinal Tiger bones “Chinese authorities have disclosed that, in 1991, exports of tiger bone medicines included 15,079 cartons of tablets, 5,250kg of liquid medicines, and 31,500 bottles of wine.”
Killing Tigers Tiger claws: used as a Tail: used to treat skin sedative for insomnia diseases Teeth: used to treat fever Bile: used to treat Fat: used to treat leprosy and convulsions in children rheumatism associated with meningitis Nose leather: used to treat Whiskers: used to treat superficial wounds such as toothaches bites Brain: used to treat laziness Tiger bone: used as an anti- and pimples inflammatory drug to treat Penis: used in love potions rheumatism and arthritis, such as tiger soup, as an general weakness, aphrodisiac headaches, stiffness or Dung or feces: used to treat paralysis in lower back and boils, hemorrhoids and cure legs and dysentery alcoholism Eyeballs: used to treat epilepsy and malaria
Killing Tigers Western medical experts discount the curative power of tiger bones in medicine. Most say it is the same thing as any type of aspirin; therefore, this isn’t a reason to kill them..
Conservation Tigers are beautiful creatures with amazing talents and because of humans they are in critical danger of complete extinction. The decrease in the number of tigers in the world definitely has an effect on the population of their prey. Therefore, we may never know exactly what the cost of losing tigers is to us but it does affect other wild life and the habitat in which they live.
Conservation However, many activists believe it is not too late to save these beautiful creatures. The World Wildlife Fund is working very hard to try and double the number of tigers by the year 2022.
Conservation Many other organizations are getting involved as well such as: Save the Tiger Fund and Panthera Sierra Club The Tiger Foundation Tiger Missing Link Foundation And the government
ConservationThe Project Predators, an initiative toGovernment save tigers, was unveiled onhas and isgetting Wednesday(November 2, 2011) atinvolved. the general assembly of Interpol in Hanoi, Vietnam, where the CBI is representing the country. The project is aimed at combining the efforts of police, Customs and wildlife officials in 13 countries, including India where tigers can still be found in the wild.