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"The Tiger is undoubtedly one of India's most famous assets. We grow up reading stories of Tigger and collect stuffed versions of them at the end of the bed, so whilst the mention of a tiger may conjure up fond memories for most, few are aware of its plight or how numbers have drastically diminished over the last century. At the turn of the 19th century the first ever Tiger census was taken for India and it was estimated that over 40,000 existed. In 1972 another census was taken and the number had plummeted to just 1872, a shockingly low figure. The Tiger has been heavily poached for its fur and medicinal qualities and the countries booming urbanisation has threatened the Tigers' habitat. Anti-poaching laws have been in place since the early seventies but despite this the population, last recorded in February this year, has fallen further to little over 1400 left in India today. In a country with the worlds second largest population there are few refuges left for the Tiger. However there is hope still and efforts are being made to ensure their survival from all corners of the world. I was sent to Ranthambore, one of the flagship reserves under Project Tiger, which was one of the pioneer conservation projects dedicated to the survival of these creatures." Read the rest of Jerrine's adventure in this tiger safaris article
The Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yannasampanno Forest Monastery in Kanchanaburi, more commonly known as the Tiger Temple is a popular tourist attraction in Thailand. The ethos of the tiger temple is that tourism pays for the care of several tigers kept at the facility. Some of the tigers are taken daily to ‘Tiger Canyon’ where tourists pay to pet and have their photos taken with the tigers. Tourist numbers are reported to average between 100 and 300 visitors per day. The tigers are kept in the canyon area for about three hours a day, where there is virtually no shade (except for what is provided to tourists) and temperatures can rise well above 40°C in the sun. We’ve put this page together to voice over concerns over the Tiger Temple, show how we found out about the tiger temple and what we’ve done about it, and to educate travellers of the animal welfare issues at the site.
Read the rest of the advice from Care for the Wild in this tiger article