Save Tigers – Short Essay 1
Tigers are unique animals, and they play an integral role in the diversity of the ecosystem.
Today, tigers are endangered, and their extinction would demonstrate an unprotected ecosystem that would also not exist for a long time after that. So, the question now lies, “What would happen if tigers suffer extinction?” Let’s take the example of Dodos, a species that suffered extinction in Mauritius. When that happened, a species of the Acacia trees stopped regenerating entirely. This means that when a specific species suffer the fate of extinction, it does not do so without leaving behind a scar, thereby affecting the ecosystem in its entirety. This is another compelling reason to save tigers from going extinct. Below are astonishing facts.
Saving tigers has become the necessity of the hour if we want to protect wildlife, of which a tiger is a big symbol.
In the past century, the tiger population has gone down by 97 percent.
Project save tiger was an effort to restore the safe environments of tigers which are numbered at around 3000 currently.
The Jim Corbett National park where this project was introduced is the most significant tiger reserve in India focused on preserving the tiger.
The objective of that project was to increase the number of tigers that presently exist.
Historically hunting tiger was seen as a thing of pride and bravery. Even now many old palaces seem to boat pictures of a tiger hunt and sometimes even display the tiger skin. Due to laws against hunting many instances of tiger hunting has come down.
Tiger has been declared the national animal of India to so that even one instance of tiger poaching or hunting will be seen as an unpatriotic act and the punishment is severe.
Save tiger has a special place of importance for India as a land of Tigers and we must be committed to it. It is not just about protecting a beautiful animal. We should contribute to saving the lives of tigers so that we can also live just a little longer, thanks to the ecological services provided by forests such as clean air, temperature regulation, and water.
Save tiger – Short Essay 2
Save Tigers is a movement for saving the tiger species from extinction in India. Project Tiger started in 1973 in response to the dwindling number of tigers in the last century.
Starting from about 40,000 tigers that roamed at the beginning of the 20th century, to 1,706 in 2011 as the number given by the National Tiger Conservation Authorities (NTCA), the population of the national animal of India has drastically diminished.
The Tiger is a special animal of the cat family being the largest in that class. It’s mainly found in countries such as India Malaysia, Bangladesh, and South Korea. The Tiger, as well as its habitat, is under threat of extinction and there it’s the responsibility of everyone to ensure the protection of the species.
Why save Tiger?
Tiger is a majestic predator who heads the food chain. It keeps the species down that chain in control. If it goes extinct, we not only stand to lose a beautiful beast but also upset the food chain possibly irrevocably.
The fact that the number has gone down so drastically is an indicator that we are not able to protect them and their habitat for them to thrive. As against the natural course of extinction of a species, this is the human work mischief.
Ways of saving the tiger
As done by the Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the illegal trade of tiger parts must be banned. Secondly, the Wildlife Protection Act prevents poaching of Tigers. The World Wide Fund generates resources to spread awareness of the need to Save Tigers. There are also many other natural ways of saving the tiger.
- This includes maintaining and taking care of the habitats of the tigers for example by not polluting the environment in which they live in.
- Tourists who visit the reserved areas of the tigers should be responsible by strictly adhering to the guidelines laid out in those places.
- The government should come up with measures that aim at ensuring the Tigers are protected from people who may cause harm to the Tigers, for example, the poachers.
- This can be done by instituting stiff penalties to those caught harming or killing Tigers.
- The members of the community can also create awareness about the importance of preserving the habitats as well as the tigers themselves.
Causes of extinction
- The biggest cause of the number of Tigers going down is poaching. Illegal hunting of this animal for trade purposes is widespread.
- Another reason is the loss of habitat due to urbanization. Tigers need an enormous area for free roaming to be able to reproduce. By taking over their habitat and also by fragmenting that habitat, the Tigers no longer reproduce at the same rate.
Tigers as a species must be conserved at all costs since it is apparent that it is not yet in the line for natural extinction. It will cause a major imbalance in the Ecosystem. However, with a combined effort from the government the community as well as other stakeholders, the process of saving the tiger from extinction as well as ensuring its habitat is protected could be a success.
Last updated: February 18, 2019