Are really tigers on the brink of extinction?

India is renowned as the perfect habitat for most of the wild creatures. It is the only land that beholds thousands of animal lovers to catch the amazing glimpses of these squeaking creatures. Wildlife in India is the most appealing part of this land that invites too many visitors to admire the royalty and bravery of wild creatures in spite of their beastly nature.

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Royal tiger, the national animal of India is the supreme creature out of all that has been known for its intelligence and cunningness. The tropical forests are its natural home and since India serves the best environment for such creatures, tigers are found in abundance only in India. There was a time when tigers used to roam freely in the tropical environment of this amazing land and it is estimated that at the turn of the 19th century the tiger count was near to 100,000.

However, those were the days when the royal Raja-Maharaja used to made tiger hunting, their hobbies and great time pass. This unabashed activity was being considered as an act of bravery and great arrangements were made at the English residents for the same. These cruel acts were further continued by some big game hunters like Jim Corbett and Kenneth Anderson who found the act of hunting hundreds of tigers as their glorious profession as well as their interesting pastime. However at the end, Jim Corbett realized his unkind deeds and turned into a conservationist. This further also influenced the wildlife organization to create number of tiger reserves in the country. Jim Corbett National Park is among one of them that was a tribute to the great hunter and the conservationist.

But till then, the number of tiger species continued diminishing and are still on the verge of extinction. According to the latest survey released by the Government of India, the tiger population has been reduced to less than 1500 and the fear of complete extinguishing of this rare species has become a concern for today especially for the wildlife conservation of India since it is affecting wildlife of India.

These creatures are not only facing loss of habitats but are also becoming the pray to numerous poachers for their skin and due to fear of these man eaters. This dwindling effect has enforced the wildlife conservation and WWF and launched a tiger conservation program. To take the initiative, more than 83 national parks and tiger reserves were being established in India for the preservation of this rare species.

By the establishment of these reserves and biospheres an objective of wildlife preservation has been given a bit boost. These are now the natural habitat of the living species and the compatible and attractive environment is attracting many visitors to experience tiger tours in India.

But the efficacies to launch the tiger project 40 years back is still doubtful and we need some more measures to take to inspire the citizens of India so as to provoke the wildlife conservation and to encourage for Indian wildlife tours.

Let us take some steps so as to preserve our greatest asset that has encouraged too many people all across the world for breathtaking tiger tours in India.

 

 

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