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The Tiger

By ecroes
  • humans begin to deplete tigers habitat

    in the late 19th century, Russian settlers poured into the Far East to build the eastern Chinese railway and, in the process, tried deliberately to eradicate tigers from the land.
  • 100, 000 tigers left

    About a century ago, there were 100,tigers left in the wild due to poaching.
  • The Balinese Tiger pronnounced extinct

    The Balinese Tiger became extinct in 1937 and until that time they resided on the Island of Bali. They were very small tigers and their extinction was due to being hunted in large numbers. Sadly there weren’t any types of protection back then so hunting them for sport, to clear areas, and even for food was ongoing. None of the Balinese Tigers are known to have ever been kept in captivity.
  • only 40 amur tigers left in the world

    In the 1940s the Amur tiger was on the brink of extinction, with no more than 40 tigers remaining in the wild. Thanks to vigorous anti-poaching and other conservation efforts by the Russians with support from many partners, including WWF, the Amur tiger population recovered and has remained stable throughout the last decade.
  • Russia saves its tigers.

    The subspecies was saved by Russia, becoming the first country in the world to grant the tiger full protection – and also by the Cold War, which saw the tiger's forest home completely closed off to most people. By the 1980s, the population had increased to around 500
  • Russia become the first counrty to ban the hunting of tigers

    In 1952, with few Siberian tigers left, Russia became the first country to ban the hunting of tigers. After gaining legal protection, the number of Siberian tigers grew to about 400, which is the estimate of thier status the wild today.
  • the caspian tiger becomes extinct

  • China still supports tiger hunting

    In 1959, the Chinese government declared the South China tiger a pest, and encouraged its eradication.
  • white tiger donated for hope to breed

    In 1960, a two year old white tiger in Rewa, Mohini, was bought by a businessman for US $10,000.00 and given to the National Zoo in Washington D.C. On 5th December 1960, Rewa appeared on the USA White House lawn with then president, Eisenhower.
  • preseving India's tigers

    Tiger numbers in India were crashing in the late 1970s – down from an estimated 40,000 in the 1930s to fewer than 2,400. In response, WWF launched Operation Tiger, committing $1 million for emergency action.
  • endangered species act

    The Endangered Species Act (ESA) provides a program for the conservation of threatened and endangered plants and animals and the habitats in which they are found.
  • the Javan tiger is extinct

    Their loss was due to the combination of hunting as well as their natural habitat being destroyed.
  • Nepal protect the tigers habitat

    In 1995, Nepal's legislature passed a law giving half the revenues from protected lands to local development. In addition, part of the park's degraded buffer zone came under local control. With an eye to tourism, villagers fenced off one area and allowed it to regenerate. Gradually, wildlife, including the tiger, recolonized.
  • Protected areas in the Mekong for tigers

    two new protected areas in the Eastern Plains Dry Forest landscape of Cambodia which resulted in a 2.5 million acre area of connected and contiguous tiger habitat. This connected landscape restores precious tiger habitat and creates a viable area to develop an income-generating ecotourism industry in the region. Tigers have already made a comeback in this newly protected habitat and are now being monitored carefully.
  • crtically endangered south china tiger

    It is estimated that the South China tiger is functionally extinct. Currently 47 South China tigers live in 18 zoos, all in China. If there are any South China tigers in the wild, these few individuals would be found in southeast China, close to provincial borders.
  • the international tiger conservation forum

    this summit was to encourage the world’s political leaders to support tiger conservation.
  • 3,200 tigers left

    An estimation of about 3,200 tigers left in the wild todey.
  • plan to double the population of tigers

    The internaional tiger conservation forum promises to double the tigers population by 2022, hoping to lead the species away from extinction. Commitments from the summit include: Approximately $127 million in new funding from governments to support tiger conservation
    Endorsement by the 13 countries where tigers live of the Global Tiger Recovery Program over the next five years