Whispers say that my fight is in vein,
“Tigers will die under humanity’s reign.
Tooth and claw, they cannot win,
They cannot pierce unholy skin.
Tears are flowing from bloody eyes.
Your hope is only made of lies.
Put down the sword and embrace their doom.
A world of steel grows in the womb.”
Section of the literature Bagh Sevak
by *HeWhoWalksWithTigersDID YOU KNOW...?
In the past 100 years wild tiger numbers have declined 97%. There may be as few as 3,200 wild tigers left in existence, the lowest number ever recorded.
Three tiger subspecies (Bali, Javan and Caspian) have already gone extinct and a fourth (the South China tiger) is on its way.
Illegal poaching is the primary cause of the tiger's decline, driven by black market demand for tiger skins, bones and organs.
The wild tiger once roamed throughout much of Asia. Today, this magnificent cat remains in just 7% of its original habitat.
Shrinking tiger habitat is becoming increasingly fragmented due to logging and commercial plantations.
If tigers and their habitats continue to decline at the current rate, a world without wild tigers could be a tragic reality in just a few short decades.
To find out how to help Tigers, visit save-tigers-now.org
or find a local sanctuary to volunteer at. If you don't have the time, donate money. If your broke, like me, help spread awareness and do some research. Try finding ways to help the environment more. Don't use styrophome, recycle your cans and bottles and walk or ride your bike more instead of your car. We only get one species in a lifetime, lets help preserve and protect them...not just tigers.