India and the tiger

Hello folks,

I thought my first blogpost should be something positive, so I am presenting to you this article about tiger conservation results in an Indian nationalpark:  http://international.nabu.de/projekte/himalaya/meldungen/18023.html

It says that the number of tigers living in the Valmiki reservation tripled in comparison to the negative record in 2010. But you have to take a look at those numbers to understand how fragile this little success is: tripled means there are only 28 free-roaming tigers in 900 sqare kilometers!

Habitat-loss, trophy hunting and poaching as well as the senseless belief that tiger parts could be used as medicine are the cause of this sad fact.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed the population keeps rising little by little.

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