THE BENGAL TIGER IS THREATENED ENDANGERED BENGAL TIGER
Description of Bengal Tiger <ul><li>The Bengal Tiger is the most common sub-species of tiger. It’s colour is Reddish orange with normal black, gray or brown stripe generally in a vertical direction. It’s underside is creamy or white; a rare variant has a chalky white coat with darker stripes. It has icy blue eyes. </li></ul>
<ul><li>They live in Tropical jungle, brush, , marsh lands, and tall grasslands. It mostly inhabits the dry and wet deciduous forests. The mangroves of the Sundarbans (shared between Bangladesh and India) are only mangroves where the tigers are found. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Bengal Tiger lives in Southern Asia. It is most numerous in the mangrove forests of the Sundarbans in the eastern India and Bangladesh. Tigers as top-of-the-food chain predators, help populations by keeping prey populations in check. When a tiger has eaten it’s fill, the abandoned prey becomes food for a variety of mammals, birds, and reptiles. It keeps populations of sambir deer and wild boar down. Some cultures believe that powdered tiger bones have medical values. </li></ul>Niche of Bengal Tiger
Range of Bengal Tiger <ul><li>The Bengal Tiger once ranged widely across Asia, from Turkey in the west to the eastern coast of Russia. Over past 100 years, Bengal Tigers have disappeared from south west and central Asia. They are currently found in some Asian range states- Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand etc. They may still persist in North Korea, although there has been no recent confirmed evidence. </li></ul>
<ul><li>I am a Bengal Tiger. Humans are destructing my species. Their activities are affecting my species’ survival. Such as- </li></ul><ul><li>Conversion of forest land to agriculture and silviculture, commercial logging, and human settlement are the main drivers of tiger habitat loss. </li></ul><ul><li>It is feared that poaching of tigers for the use of their bones, skin, teeth, and claws drive them to extinction. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Besides this, prey base depletion to be the leading threat to tigers in otherwise suitable habitat. </li></ul><ul><li>Tigers attack on livestock and people, can lead to intolerance of tigers neighbouring communities and presents an ongoing challenge to tiger conservation. </li></ul>
Conservation of Bengal Tiger <ul><li>Humans can educate local people and tell them not to kill my species and destroy our habitats. </li></ul><ul><li>They can restore our habitats. </li></ul><ul><li>They shouldn’t cut trees and destroy forests. </li></ul><ul><li>They can even reintroduce my species. </li></ul><ul><li>They must make new laws to conserve us follow them strictly. </li></ul><ul><li>They should make a protected area where no one can kill us. </li></ul><ul><li>Translocation of local people out of protected area can also protect us from extinction. </li></ul>
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