Why should we save Tigers??

Not only is tiger a beautiful animal but it is also the indicator of the forest's health. Saving the tiger means we save the forest since tiger cannot live in places where trees have vanished and in turn secure food and water for all.

If we make sure tigers live, we have to make sure that deer, antelope and all other animals that the tiger eats (its prey base) live. To make sure that these herbivores live, we must make sure that all the trees, grass and other plants that these prey animals need for food are protected. In this way, the whole forest gets saved! Saving the tiger means saving its entire forest kingdom with all the other animals in it.

Also forests catch and help store rainwater and protect soils. In this way we protect our rivers and recharge groundwater sources. Areas with less trees lead to floods, killing people and destroying homes. It takes away the precious soil, leaving behind a wasteland. The soil jams up our lakes and dams, reducing their ability to store water. By destroying the tiger's home, we not only harm tigers, but also ourselves.

The tiger thus becomes the symbol for the protection of all species on our earth since it is at the top of the food chain. This is why we sometimes call the tiger, an apex predator, an indicator of our ecosystem's health

Our survival is dependent on the natural environment as it provides us with clean air, food and water. Tigers are at the apex of the food pyramid and are indicators of a healthy environment. The ‘Web of Life’: all things in nature, including humans, are interrelated - changing any component of the web will impact others. In saving the tiger we are protecting the entire ecosystem and all its inhabitants.

We should save tigers because:

1. A home for tigers = a home for others

With just one tiger, we protect around 100 sq km of forest.

To save tigers, we need to protect the forest habitats across Asia where they live. And by saving these places, we will not only allow tigers to roam freely, but also many other endangered species that live there and form the very thing that makes our planet unique – biodiversity.

2. Healthy tiger populations = healthy ecosystems

As a large predator, the tiger plays a key role in maintaining healthy ecosystems.

These ecosystems supply both nature and people with fresh water, food, and many other vital services – which means by saving the tiger, we are helping people too.

How's that for a win-win deal?

3. Tigers are a lifeline for many people

Tigers can directly help some of the world’s poorest communities.

For one thing, where tigers exist, tourists go. And where tourists go, money can be made by communities with few alternatives for making a living.

Tiger conservation projects also help provide other alternative livelihoods for rual communities, that are not only more sustainable but which can raise income levels too.

4. The tiger is a survivor

The tiger has evolved over thousands of years.

Now this big cat is being trapped, skinned, and pushed out of its home. And yet it clings to survival, barely, in a few patches of forest scattered across Asia.

That's enough of a reason to give this species a fighting chance to make it into the next decade.


Devangana Maneesh said...

Thumbs up!!

mahinder gandhi said...

I too agree that we should do special efforts to save the tiger species which is becoming rare for our next generations with the killing of every one next tiger like many other animals which were once alive on this earth but can be seen now only in pictures etc. I want to be a part of the drive to save tigers.

Suyash Saxena said...

Arguments are not convincing. Certain reasons can be given as to why they are not.

1. Most of the tiger conservation is ex-situ and not in-situ. Hence the argument that conserving tiger population necessarily means conserving the entire ecosystem and the forest (your first two points) is invalid. Also its role as a tertiary predator in regulating the ecosystem is very limited. This is supported by the fact that the population of tiger is too scarce to have any real regulatory impact on the ecosystem.

2. Conservation of tiger contributes to tourism and hence helps the economically vulnerable sections is not supported by empirical facts. Government spends more on tiger conservation than it earns through tourism.

Tiger needs to be conserved not because it serves any other goal or an economic purpose. That would be to use conservation as means towards an end and failing to value the tigers as an good-in-itself or an end-in-itself. Tiger is not a 'resource' to generate wealth or achieve some other goal; it is a wealth in itself.

Jimmy Singh said...

good thought

nanu blaze said...

very informative

sweetdirectioner 14 said...

when they are gone
when every last life is stolen
how will you remember them?
EXTINCTION is forever.

the Nature is not against the tigers
why are you??

home is where tiger roars

superior papers login said...

That is really good post, wild life should be saved as it is beauty of nature to have wild life alive. Thank you for sharing such nice post.

Unknown said...

Waste of time

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Unknown said...

i too accept

Sanjib Kumar Das said...

yes very lovely post ,we should take a major step to protect the big cats from being extinct , thanks for sharing
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