The tiger is protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), an agreement among 175 nations to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
How can you protect the tigers from extinction?
- Protect tigers and their habitat.
- Build capacity in range states.
- Reduce human-tiger conflict.
- Conduct scientific research on tigers to help inform conservation strategies.
- Promote tiger-friendly policies.
- Monitor tiger numbers, population trends, and threats to tigers and their habitats.
How are Bengal tigers being protected?
Conservation efforts focus on stopping poaching as well as protecting areas and wildlife corridors that tigers use. Hunting and human population growth are the main threats to Bengal Tigers. As human populations grow, people need more places to live. This reduces the amount of wild habitat for the tiger.
Why Tigers are going extinct?
The main reasons tigers are endangered—in most cases cases, critically endangered—are illegal hunting for their pelts, meat and body parts (used in folk medicines) as well as habitat loss that results from logging and other forms of forest destruction.
How do tigers help the environment?
Tigers are apex predators that sit at the top of the food chain. The tiger keeps its environment healthy by keeping prey population (deer, buffalo, wild boar…) in check, and thereby maintaining the balance between herbivores and the forest’s plant life.