Thursday, February 14, 2008

The dwindling tiger population

The tiger population in India, has always been a cause for concern.
With all the precautions that are being taken to care care of all the
natural resources and wildlife, one would hope that things are getting
better and looking up. Instead, Hari Kumar reports in the New York
Times that "A much-anticipated tiger census report found that their
numbers had dwindled to 1,411 from 3,642 in 2002, the last census
year. The report confirmed the fears of conservationists that India's
tigers are fast declining because of poaching and the loss of their
natural homes." A sad state of affairs indeed!

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