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(Sansad TV: Perspective)


Jan 6:– Saving the Tiger – https://youtu.be/6SiSjxcg3K4 

TOPIC:

Saving the Tiger

Context: India has registered biggest margin of drop in tiger numbers in a decade in the year 2021. 

Current Numbers

Protection Status

Save the tiger, save the forests

The tiger is not only our national animal but a symbol of the ecosystem. 

Efforts taken by the Government

India was the first country in the world to champion the cause of conservation of the tiger and its natural habitats. 

Why is a tiger census needed?

The tiger estimation exercise includes habitat assessment and prey estimation

National Tiger Conservation Authority

Conclusion

“Do not cut down the forest with its tigers and do not banish the tigers from the forest. The tiger perishes without the forest and the forest perishes without its tigers” (Udyogaparva).

There is an emergent need to protect the forests and other natural habitats including the tiger reserves of India. We must engage local communities to ensure the survival of tigers. A strong message to protect our ecosystem through tiger conservation should reach the masses.

Can you answer the following questions?

  1. Discuss various issues related to Tiger conservation
  2. Relationship between survival of tigers and effects on climate change
  3. Discuss the status of tiger population in India. What are the most severe threats to tigers in India?

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