The tiger is a unique animal which plays a pivotal role in the health and diversity of an ecosystem.
It is a top predator which is at the apex of the food chain and keeps the population of wild ungulates in check, thereby maintaining the balance between prey herbivores and the vegetation upon which they feed.
How are tigers useful to humans?
Healthy tiger habitats help mitigate climate change, provide fresh water to animals and people, reduce the impact of natural disasters, and improve the health of local people. The remaining range for wild tigers is at risk of reducing by nearly half due to unsustainable agriculture expansion and urbanization.
Why is it important to save tigers?
1) Saving tigers is equivalent to conserving the Ecosystem
Hence conserving wilderness is important and crucial to maintain the life support system. So saving tiger amounts to saving the ecosystem which is crucial for man’s own survival. Tigers play a pivotal role in the health of the ecosystem.
How can we save tigers?
- 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.
What would happen if tigers went extinct?
If the tiger goes extinct the population of the deer, wild pig, antelope, and gaur will rise dramatically because the tiger cant control it. this will also cause the co extinction of some other animals that live in that area because there is no food for them to eat and their species will go extinct.