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Why are tigers important?

Last Updated: 30th March, 2020

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The tiger is a unique animal which plays apivotalrole in the health and diversity of an ecosystem. It is atoppredator which is at the apex of the food chain and keepsthepopulation of wild ungulates in check, thereby maintainingthebalance between prey herbivores and the vegetation upon whichtheyfeed.

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In respect to this, why it is important to save tigers?

Tiger is symbol of wilderness and well-beingofthe ecosystem. By conserving and saving tigers theentirewilderness ecosystem is conserved. Hence conservingwilderness isimportant and crucial to maintain the lifesupport system.So saving tiger amounts to saving theecosystem whichis crucial for man's own survival.

Secondly, why are Siberian tigers important to the ecosystem? They are a keystone species, crucial for the integrityofthe ecosystems in which they live. As top predators,theykeep populations of prey species in check, which in turnmaintainsthe balance between herbivores and the vegetation uponwhich theyfeed. In short, when tigers thrive, thewholeecosystem thrives.

Moreover, how do tigers help humans?

To ensure a world with healthy populations ofwildtigers, we strive to stop the killing and traffickingoftigers. Protect tigers and their habitat.Buildcapacity in range states. Reducehuman-tigerconflict.

What will happen if tigers go extinct?

If the tiger goes extinctthepopulation of the deer, wild pig, antelope, and gaurwillrise dramatically because the tiger cant controlit. thiswill also cause the co extinction of someotheranimals that live in that area because there is no food forthem toeat and their species will go extinct.

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How can we help to save the tigers?

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  1. Adopt a Tiger. A symbolic adoption helps save real animalsinthe wild.
  2. Take Action. Visit our Wildlife Action Center to send amessageto government leaders.
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Which countries have tigers?

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  • Russia. Russia is next on the list of high tigerpopulationswith 433.
  • Indonesia. After Russia, Indonesia is next with atigerpopulation of 371.
  • Malaysia.
  • Nepal.
  • Thailand.
  • Bangladesh.
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How can we protect wildlife?

Protect the Environment
  1. One of the easiest and most effective ways to help wildlifeisto preserve the environment in which the animals live.
  2. Participate in or hold your own local trash clean-up tohelpprotect the habitats of endangered species and otherwildlife.
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What is being done to save tigers?

To survive in the wild, tigers need large areasofhabitat with sufficient water to drink, animals to eat,andvegetative cover for hunting. On-the-ground protection isessentialto protect tigers from poachers seekingtiger partsfor the lucrative market in traditionalChinesemedicine.

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How can I help save animals?

50 Ways to Save Animals
  1. Spay and neuter. Each year, millions of dogs and cats are puttodeath in animal shelters.
  2. Never buy an animal from a pet shop.
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  5. Support your local animal shelter.
  6. Report abuse.
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Why tigers are killed?

They are illegally killed or poached becausetheirpelts are valuable in the black market trade, their bodyparts areused in traditional Asian medicines and they are seen asthreats tohuman communities. There is also large scale habitatloss due tohuman population growth and expansion.

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What is Save Tiger Project?

The project aims at ensuring a viablepopulationof Bengal tigers in their natural habitats,protecting themfrom extinction, and preserving areas of biologicalimportance as anatural heritage forever represented as close aspossible thediversity of ecosystems across the distribution oftigers inthe country.

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Are tigers bigger than lions?

Tigers and Lions are the biggest speciesofthe cat family. An average tiger is 15 to 25%biggerthan the lion. The second biggest tigerspeciesis the Royal Bengal Tiger found in the Indian subcontinent.Comparatively it is about 10% smaller than theSiberiantiger but still bigger than anAfricanlion.

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Are Tigers nice to humans?

Tigers are typically wary of humansandusually show no preference for human meat.Althoughhumans are relatively easy prey, they are not adesiredsource of food.

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Do Tigers understand humans?

Tigers do not normally view humans asaprey
Tigers tend to attack humans onlywhenthey feel threatened unless you lookdelicious(humour).

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How do tigers benefit the environment?

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Violante Nurzat

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What Does a Tiger do?

Tigers occupy a variety of habitats fromtropicalforests, evergreen forests, woodlands and mangrove swampstograsslands, savannah and rocky country. They are mostlynocturnal(more active at night) and are ambush predators that relyon thecamouflage their stripes provide.

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Where do tigers come from?

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Do tigers live in jungles?

Tigers are found in amazingly diversehabitats:rain forests, grasslands, savannas and even mangroveswamps.Unfortunately, 93% of historical tiger lands havedisappearedprimarily because of expanding human activity. Savingtigersmeans saving forests that are vital to the health oftheplanet.

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Are there white tigers in the wild?

Because of the extreme rarity of the whitetigerallele in the wild, the breeding pool was limitedto thesmall number of white tigers in captivity. AccordingtoKailash Sankhala, the last white tiger ever seen inthewild was shot in 1958. Today there is a largenumberof white tigers in captivity.

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How many tigers are in India?

There are 50 tiger reserves in Indiawhichare governed by Project Tiger which is administrated bytheNational Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).Indiais home to 70 percent of tigers in the world. In2006, therewere 1,411 tigers which increased to 1,706 in2010, 2,226 in2014 and 2967 in 2018.

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Why are Siberian tigers orange?

They also have a thick layer of fat which helps keepthemwarm. Like all other tigers, Siberian tigershaveorange fur with black stripes. Siberian tigershaveextra fur around their necks and paws which helps them keepwarm.Siberian tigers have less orange in theircoats, andhave fewer stripes.

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What is the biggest tiger?

Amur (or Siberian) tiger (Pantheratigrisaltaica)
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