International Tiger Forum Launched
The Tiger – a top predator in forest ecosystems – is a natural indicator of the functionality and sustainability of an ecosystem. Given persisting trends of deforestation in East and South Asia and a continuing crisis for wildlife, the prognosis for wild tigers is rather bleak.
14th December 2010
At the turn of the 20th Century, an estimated 100,000 wild tigers inhabited a range extending across Asia and the Russian Far East. But poaching, habitat loss, and fragmentation have relentlessly pushed tigers into smaller and smaller enclaves – in smaller numbers – to the verge of extinction. Today, there are perhaps 3,500 wild tigers living in their natural habitat. They inhabit 119 million hectares of forests in Tiger Range Countries.
Why Care About Tigers? http://www.tigersummit.ru/eng/why_tigers