Hunting and poaching
The main factors behind the endangerment of tigers are spurred by humans, due to demand, customary beliefs, ritual practices of/and increasing number of populations clashing and tampering with the original boundaries and dwelling zones of this wild animal.
Why are tigers being killed?
As many as 30 people are killed by tigers each year, so people kill tigers for protection. The tigers also sometimes eat a beef dinner, rather than their more natural diet of deer. This leads to angry farmers poaching tigers after having their valuable cows stolen from them. The illegal wildlife trade is also a factor.
What will happen if all the tigers die?
The tiger is at the top of the food chain in all the ecosystems it lives in. As such, it keeps populations of deer, wildbore, sambar and gaur in check. Without the tiger to control them these prey species would expand. This excessive population would then totally ravage its food source – vegetation.
Are tigers dying?
Habitat loss and fragmentation is another important reason why tigers disappearing. Without a safe and healthy home for tigers and their prey, neither can survive in the wild. Humans are rapidly encroaching into wilderness areas that were once ruled exclusively by the tiger.
Why is Tiger in danger?
Even though they are popular animals that are enjoyed across the world, tigers are endangered, or in danger of disappearing from the wild. This is mainly because of poachers, who hunt tigers for their body parts and habitat loss, when people use the tigers’ land, but also because they make bad neighbors for people.
Do humans hunt tigers?
Tiger hunting is the capture and killing of tigers. Humans are the tigers’ most significant predator, and illegal poaching is a major threat to the tigers.
How many tigers are killed by humans each year?
There are approximately 85 or fewer people killed and injured by tigers each year. These deaths and injuries are not all deliberate; many are accidental.