Tiger Tourism India Supreme Court Bans Tourists In Preserves For Conservation Reasons

nservation efforts can be applied elsewhere. Of course, the opposite is also possible: India’s handling of the tiger situation could be an example of how not to save an endangered species.

 

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Cheetah Cubs

Three cheetah cubs, born in November 2004, lean against their mother during a preview showing at the National Zoo in February 2005 in Washington D.C. Today there are just 12,400 cheetahs remaining in the wild, with the biggest population, totaling 2,500 living in Namibia.

 

Baby Black Rhino

A baby Black Rhinoceros stands in front of its mother in an enclosure at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo in June 2009. The Black Rhinoceros is a critically endangered species, according to the International Rhino Foundation there are less than 5,000 surviving in the world.

 

Orangutans

An orangutan infant at Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia, on February 15, 2007. Orangutans are threatened by deforestation and hunting. Click here for more orangutan photos.

 

Koala

A baby joey koala at Sydney’s Wildlife World. Though koalas are Australia’s most iconic and adored marsupials, they are under threat due to a shortage of suitable habitat from mass land clearance.

 

Gorilla Mother And Son

A 15-year-old female mountain gorilla holds her five month old son at the Kahuzi Biega Nature Park in Democratic Republic of Congo in May 2004. Only 700 mountain gorillas are left in the world, and over half live in central Africa.

 

African Penguins

A group of African penguins gather near a pond at a conservation site in Cape Town, South Africa. Birdlife International say the African penguin is edging closer to extinction.

 

Endangered Tiger Cubs

A Trio of 45 day-o

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