Dire outlook facing world’s tigers.
Tigers could be extinct within 12 years. It had an FB share label, a retweet label, so I decided to put my furry pictures aside to post parts of the story. You can read the full AFP article here: TIGERS. Pictures from AFP/File.
Quoted from the article: “WWF (World Wildlife Fund) said that in the last century, illegal hunting, a shrinking habitat and the trade of tiger parts used in oriental medicine had sent the number of the big cats worldwide plunging 97 percent to around just 3,200 tigers today.”
It went on to say: “Despite the gloomy figures, the situation is more hopeful than ever…”
I remember doing research for my cat books a few years back and reading about tigers. The number bandied about then was approximately 7,000, and now they are saying 3,200.
Think of that number, how small it is.
I hope those heading the summit in Russia this November are correct and that their efforts with the other participants will be able to save this regal, beautiful animal.
Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele