Monday, February 15, 2010

'Fewer than 50 wild tigers' left in China

On February 14, 2010, China celebrated their new year. It's the tiger year.
In china only 50 wild tigers are remaining. ” The global wild tiger population is estimated to be at an all-time low of 3,200, down from an estimated 20,000 in the 1980s and 100,000 a century ago." We could see the rapid decrease in the last few decades. Should we blame the global warming for that decrease or should we blame the negative actions of human beings towards tigers?

Personally, I think both factors have their effects on the extinction of tigers. As you might have noticed last year the conditions in terms of the weather in China weren’t that good. There were many snow storms and blizzards. It's the kind of weather that China is not used to. Maybe that had an effect on animals in general.

Human begins use tiger bones and related products in international trade. This only explains one thing that tigers were murdered for money. According to this article, China banned the international trade but of course the traders kept on going due to weak law enforcement.

China and 13 other Asian countries pledge to double the number of wild tigers by the year 2022. This seems a normal behavior from human begins. They do wrong and try to fix it by doing pledges and petitions and all that kind of stuff that doesn’t help animals in all shape or form.

It might be the last tiger year where actual tigers do exist.
Hey everyone thanks for checking my blog. Please leave me a comment telling me what you think of this post because its actually a school assignment and I thought I would share it with you before handing in to know your opinion about it. :)
Update: Click here to sign this petition to help tigers in the USA

1 comment:

Dee said...

It's resourceful and i guess you might get an A. ;) Hand it in don't you worry believe in yourself you're really talented,girl.:)


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