Saturday, 29 July 2017

World Tiger Day 2017 July 29

Today is World Tiger Day.

On this day we remember Iconic Tigresses of the past like Machli of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in the State of Rajasthan in North - West India.

We also remember Iconic Tigresses that are still living like Katrina of Bor Tiger Reserve from Maharashtra State and Collarwali of Pench Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh State.

Tigers are Flagship Species of Temperate and Sub- Tropical Forests from Siberia to India.

In Siberia, Tigers are the biggest in size but face a lot of threats most specially from Poachers for their body parts.

In the Indian Subcontinent, Tiger Families face a multitude of threats like Habitat Degradation and relentless poaching for their body parts to be made into "Tiger Wine" or to be used as Aphrodisiacs in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The State of Uttarakhand in North India and the State of Karnataka in South India are veritable "Tiger Strongholds". They have the best Tiger Habitat and are Game Rich Forests with lots of prey.

Sumatran Tigers are the smallest of all Tigers in the world and are currently "Critically Endangered".

Sumatran Tigers are constantly losing their homes to Agriculturists, Pastoralists, and Mining Companies in Indonesia. Poaching them makes the situation worse than it already is.

The Tiger Population in India is key to the "Mushrooming of the Species".

70% of the World's Tigers live in India.

Tigers need to be protected in India like no tomorrow if they are to exist for many generations to come.

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