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Tiger Lives Matter

 

Tiger populations diminished from 100,000 to 3,900 in the last 100 years. 

100 yrs ago

Today

3,900

100,000

Habitat Loss

Tiger habitats shrunk by 94% in the last 100 years. 

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Population

13 Tiger Range Countries

India hosts 70% of the tigers in the world.

India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Russia, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam

(although some of them have not cited a tiger in the last several years)

 
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Bengal Tigerr

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Siberian Tiger (Amur Tiger)

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Malayan Tiger

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South China Tiger

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Sumatran Tiger 

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Indochinese Tiger (Corbett's Tiger)

Endangered Species

 
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Bali Tiger (last seen 1930s)

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Caspian Tiger (last seen 1970s)

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 Javan Tiger (last seen 1970s)

Extinct Species

Causes for Extinction

Everyday 330 sq. miles of forest are cleared, that’s larger than the size of NYC! This is due to sprawling human populations, logging, agriculture, and heavy reliance on food and timber products from the forest. We are diminishing and fragmenting the natural habitat of thousands of animal species. The apex predator, the tiger, needs vast space to hunt and roam. Cramped spaces has led to game competition, starvation and increased inbreeding which leads to tiger offspring mortality. We are taking away the tigers only home! 

poaching

A highly profitable blackmarket trade, tigers are poached and every part - from its nose to its tail- is sought after due to the belief that it has healing properties in Chinese traditional medicine. This is one of the leading causes of tiger mortality.  Major efforts are underway in most counties to nab these dangerous underground cohorts, but they are often very difficult to pursue. Nepal is the only country to report one year poaching-free.  There is also a massive depletion in one of the tiger’s favorite prey, the spotted deer, due to poaching which has majorly impacted tigers ability to survive.

habitat destruction

 

climate change

Due to rising temperatures and melting ice caps, it is predicted in the coming years that the Sundarbans located in India and Bangladesh could see a rise in sea level high enough to wipe out the majority of the mangrove forest which is home to the most number of tigers in the world.

human animal conflict

Due to shrinking habitat, there is increased tiger contact with human habitations. With loss of range and prey, they sometimes hunt domesticated animals belonging to these communities. Also these communities depend on the forest for many raw materials and while in the forest, men may be mistaken for prey by tigers. These conflicts have lead to major retaliations by these villages, which usually ends in killing of more tigers and selling them on the blackmarket. 

Conservation Efforts

 
  1. Protecting tigers and their habitat

  2. Building capacity in range states

  3. Reducing human-tiger conflict

  4. Conducting scientific research on tigers to help form conservation strategies

  5. Promoting tiger-friendly policies

  6. Monitoring tiger numbers, population trends, and threats to tigers and their habitats.

Saving tigers effectively means saving entire ecosystems:

Conserving Tigers equates to saving: 

  • All other animal and plant life in the food chain

  • forests

  • water bodies

  • clean air

  • temperature regulation

  • pollination

  • carbon sinks

  • natural medicine sources

  • even jobs

When the Tiger is saved, we all benefit.

By buying a Tigerversss NFT, you not only get to own great art which you can show off, but you are also making a contribution toward safeguarding the wellbeing of this precious species and the planet!

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