Why do we need to save the tiger?

tiger_2817603fTigers are among the most endangered animals on earth. The natural population of these beautiful felines that we are used to seeing under captivity is disintegrating slowly. That has huge implications for this ecosystem that we inhabit, as tigers have a crucial role to play in the ecosystem.

According to the Global Tiger Initiative, tigers are indicators of the ecological wellness of planet earth. Being the dominant predators of the ecosystem, they ensure that the numbers of herbivores like deer are kept balanced. A steep fall in tiger population could lead to a rise in herbivore population, which could potentially destroy forests by consuming the trees and plants. And forests have a huge role to play in preserving this earth that we live in.

Read the full article in The Hindu

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