The majestic tiger thrills and amazes all who see the big cat. The problem is there’s not many of them left. Decades of poaching and habitat destruction has decimated tiger populations. Tigers once extensively roamed India, but now their numbers have shrunk to about 3600 according to a 2001-2002 census. A group of 20 tigers have resurfaced in the tropical rainforest of India after it was thought they had been wiped out.
Read the article “Tigers rediscovered in Indian Rainforest” from Reuters.
TPE Links – Species Endangerment in Tropical Forests
Image: Northern Tiger. Courtesy FAO