That is the number of tigers left in India .Tiger is our national animal,we say proudly,the low number embarasses me.Everytime,I see the Ad for Save Our Tigers,and watch that lonely cub,waiting for its mom,cowering in its cave,my heart breaks.No baby should have to go through that..Man or Animal.
I remember my excitement,when my parents took me to the zoo.It wasn’t the first time,definitely..but it was definitely a time,I remember most vividly.The reason being,we had just finished the chapter of Wild Animals in Social Studies.I remember feeling the childish pride,when I pointed out and differentiated the lion,tiger and leopard from each other,correctly..and recited a note on Tigers,for our group.
I wonder,if there will be any left,by the the time,I take Aadya to see them.About 6 years ago,I remember waiting for the lone tiger in Hyderabad Zoo.It looked so lonely and uninterested.The one in Melbourne Zoo,was too tired and may be Old…
I am linking up a post thatGoofy Mumma wrote a couple days back.
This post would be me spreading the word. I suggest you do too.
Spread the Word
Let everyone know that our tigers are on the brink of extinction and that they need us. Now. You can start by joining the Save Our Tigers movement on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and spreading the word wherever you go – online or offline.
A short message can go a long way to help save our tigers. Let all your friends know about the movement through SMS – just type in your message and ask them to visit SaveOurTigers.com to join the roar.
Write to Editors
Write a letter or an email to editors of popular newspapers and magazines, asking them to support the cause and highlight the urgency to save our tigers. The more people we can reach and inform, the louder our roar will be.
Organizations such as WWF and The Corbett Foundation work for tiger conservation and need our active support. If possible, you can chip in with funds, volunteer for work or donate clothes, etc. for the forest guards by tying up with such organizations.
Volunteer for Our Tigers
Your time is the most important contribution for our tigers. If you think you have the skills or the commitment to help the tigers on-site, do contact an NGO working for tiger conservation to volunteer for our tigers.
Preserve our Natural Resources
Loss of habitat is one of our tigers’ biggest problems. We can reduce pressure on forests by avoiding unnecessary use of forest-derived products, such as paper and timber.
Be a Responsible Tourist
Visit tiger sanctuaries and national parks and discover our country’s natural heritage. But please remember that the wilderness is to be experienced, not to be polluted by packets of chips, etc.