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Originally posted by np6888
Capture as many of them as possible, and pair every female with one male(but not force them.) Doesn't seem like the mot humane solution, but really, can't do anything else unless we abandon meat ourselves, or until those countries improved economically. Poor people aren't going to have any conscience for the environment.
Originally posted by Grumble
We could design a virus that only kills Asians. That would save the Tiger.
a rhino's horn is a very potent and phallic symbol. It is hard, erect and comes from a powerful beast with skin like armor and testicles the size of baseballs.
When I started in '93 or so in Indochina—doing tiger surveys throughout Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam-tigers were in desperate shape. Desperate. I can't pinpoint the year. What we know is that by the turn of the 20th century—about 1900 or so—there were thought to be as many as 100,000 tigers still roaming throughout the clear range. When the world woke up to the tiger crisis—because nobody was even paying attention or questioning it—in the early to mid-1990s, we were dealing with estimates (which I thought were overestimates at the time) of 5,000 to 7,000 left throughout their entire range. Now we know it's probably half that, at most. People like myself and Ullas Karanth and some old-time cat biologists who were working within tiger ranges knew that tigers had been on a steady decline—continuously—for our entire careers.
The number of tigers in the wild has dwindled to 3,200 -- less than the number held in captivity in the United States alone, the campaigners said.
Three tiger subspecies are considered to have become extinct in the past 60 years.
The Caspian tiger, Panthera tigris virgata, once ranged in Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Mongolia, and the Central Asiatic area of Russia and probably went extinct in the 1950s.
The Javan tiger, Panthera tigris sondaica, formerly ranged on the Indonesian island of Java and was last seen in 1972.
The Bali tiger, Panthera tigris balica, once lived on Bali, where the last tiger was believed to have been killed in 1947.
Bengal tiger: Less than 2,000
Indochinese tiger: 750-1,300
Siberian tiger: Around 450
Sumatran tiger: 400-500
Malayan tiger: 600-800
South Chinese tiger: Extinct in the wild
Caspian tiger: Extinct
Javan tiger: Extinct
Bali tiger: Extinct