Sunday, March 9, 2008 (New Delhi)
Do we really want to save the tiger, other than as a zoological curio or a museum exhibit? Even in the face of dwindling tiger numbers, it’s not too late to save the striped splendour from extinction.
Here’s a list of things you can do:
Support environmental educational centers, wildlife sanctuaries and zoos in their mission to preserve and protect our treasured wildlife.
llegal trade in tiger parts needs to be stopped. Avoid tiger bone handicrafts, medicines and other tiger products to save the tiger.
The more aware you are of the status of tiger, the more effective you will be in helping to save it. You can stay informed through magazines, internet, current journals and the media.
Take action and create awareness. Organize an event that educates the public about tigers.
Start petitions by telling people about the tiger and how they are an endangered species. Ask them if they are willing to sign a piece of paper giving their name and country as well. Remember the more people sign, the more impact a petition makes.
Join a letter-writing campaign in order create awareness about the tiger’s plight.
Collect or send your own donations to Tiger conservation organisations.
Start your own Tiger Club. Read books, share facts, hold an art competition, watch documentaries or organise a chat with wildlife experts.
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