The Current Status Of Tigers

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Numbers Of Tigers

NUMBERS OF TIGERS

# around 1900 there were still more than 100,000 tigers.
# a global census shows that the number of tigers in 2018 was around 4,000.
# estimations go up to more than a million killed tigers since 1900.
#tigers lost 93 percent of their habitat
# counting tigers is estimated guessing: they are shy and live in remote areas. Also there is doubt on counting methods and there is a lot of corruption involved.
# the number of tigers in captivity is unknown. Estimated guesses go as far to 30,000 (zoos, pets and circuses).

# around 1900 there were still more than 100,000 tigers.
# a global census shows that the number of tigers in 2018 was around 4,000.
# estimations go up to more than a million killed tigers since 1900.
# tigers lost 93 percent of their habitat.
# counting tigers is estimated guessing: they are shy and live in remote areas. Also there is doubt on counting methods and there is a lot of corruption involved.
# the number of tigers in captivity is unknown. Estimated guesses go as far to 30,000 (zoos, pets and circuses).

Threats

THREATS
There are numerous threats for tigers:
# humans (in 75 years the human populations exploded with a 400 percent (!) growth)
# less habitat
# less prey
# palm oil and other agriculture
# Chinese myths resulted in exploded Chinese mafia profits
# poisoning by farmers
# poaching
  • Humans (in 75 years the human populations exploded with a 400 percent (!) growth).
  • Less habitat.
  • Less prey.
  • Palm oil and other agriculture.
  • Chinese myths resulted in exploded Chinese mafia profits.
  • Poisoning by farmers.
  • Poaching.

These are the results. What’s behind these causes, is human greed, human growth and human ignorance.

White tigers

WHITE TIGERS

# a white tiger is not a subspecies.
# 3 white tigers are the moneymaker for circuses and zoos.
# for producing only 1 white tiger breeders have to breed at least 10-18 cubs. The rest is killed or sold to hunting farms or terrible zoos.
#a white tiger is a tiger with a different gen-set. One small cub was once captured in India by a maharadja. He started breeding and gave one to a USA president as a gift.
#All white tigers in the world stem from that one little tiger.
  • A white tiger is not a subspecies.
  • White tigers are the moneymaker for circuses and zoos.
  • For producing only 1 white tiger breeders have to breed at least 10-18 cubs. The rest is killed or sold to hunting farms or terrible zoos.
  • A white tiger is a tiger with a different gen-set. Although it looks like an albino tiger, it is in fact not.
  • One small white tiger cub was once captured in India by a maharadja. He started breeding to get more. Out of social pressure he gave one to a USA president as a gift.
  • All white tigers in the world stem from that one little tiger.

Tiger brands

TIGER BRANDS

# people have fear for tigers and because of that they are attracted to them
# brands like Tiger Beer, Tiger Air, Tiger Brands,Tiger Stores, Asics Tiger only use the name and trademark of the tiger to get financially better
# none of the companies that use a tiger in brand or marketing pay a fair fee for using the brand rights of the tiger
  • People in general have fear for tigers. Because of that fear they are also attracted to them (scientific proof).
  • Brands like Tiger Beer, Tiger Air, Tiger Brands,Tiger Stores, Asics Tiger only use the name and trademark of the tiger to get financially better. The image or name of the tiger alone attracts the attention of customers.
  • None of the companies that use a tiger in brand or marketing pay a fair fee for using the brand rights of the tiger.

Tiger farms

TIGER FARMS

# Tiger farms are in China, Vietnam and Laos.
# the number one reason for farming tigers is to meet the growing demand for tiger products from mainly Chinese customers
# Tiger farms are not allowed by CITES, the UN office for the trade in endangered species
# China is being completely intransparant and misleading
# the number of tigers in Chinese tiger farms is as high as 10,000.
  • Tiger farming is dangerous for tigers in the wild. The more farmed tigers enter the (Chinese) market, the larger the demand for tigers in the wild will be.
  • Tiger farms can be found in China, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Laos. Some say there are also tiger breeding facilities in the USA.
  • The number one reason for farming tigers is to meet the growing demand for tiger products from mainly Chinese customers. This is however unofficially. The official reason for their existence is always conservation.
  • Tiger farms are not allowed by CITES, the UN office for the trade in endangered species.
  • China, the main breeder of tigers, is being completely intransparant and misleading about the way they handle tiger farming.
  • The number of tigers in Chinese tiger farms is as high as 10,000.

Ecocide

ECOCIDE

# Ecocide is the extensive loss or damage or destruction of ecosystem(s) of a given territory,whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been or will be severely diminished.
# in 100 years more than a million tigers have been slaughtered.
# the systematic killing of tigers can be considered an act of ecocide.
  • Ecocide is the extensive loss or damage or destruction of ecosystem(s) of a given territory,whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been or will be severely diminished.
  • In 100 years more than a million tigers have been slaughtered.
  • The systematic killing of tigers can be considered as an act of ecocide.

Popularity

POPULARITY
Franck Courchamp from the University of Paris Saclay, France and an international research team, used a variety of methods to determine the most charismatic animals, including online surveys, school questionnaires, zoo websites and animated movies.

The tiger was the most popular animal, followed by the lion and the elephant.
  • Franck Courchamp from the University of Paris Saclay, France and an international research team, used a variety of methods to determine the most charismatic animals, including online surveys, school questionnaires, zoo websites and animated movies.
  • The tiger was the most popular animal, followed by the lion and the elephant.

Global Tiger Initiative

GLOBAL TIGER INITIATIVE (GTI)
In 2010 the GTI was announced during a conference in St. Petersburg, Russia. All people and organizations that had an interest in tigers attended this conference.

There goal was to double the amount of tigers. At that time there were 3200 tigers, the goal was to reach 7000 tigers in 2022, the new year of the tiger.

The current status of the GTI is unknown. The World Bank, that started the initiative, is no longer very active.
  • In 2010 the GTI was announced during a conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, led by the World Bank.
  • All people, organizations and celebrities that had an interest in tigers attended this conference.
  • There goal was to double the amount of tigers. At that time there were 3200 tigers, the goal was to reach 7000 tigers in 2022, the new year of the tiger.
  • The current status of the GTI is unknown. The World Bank, that started the initiative, is no longer leading and withdrew their focus.

Black market

BLACK MARKET
Wildlife crime is thriving. The estimations go up to40 billion US dollars. The Chinese mafia is specialised in tiger products because the demand from the Chinese market is enormous and triggered easily. The total amount that the Chinese mafia can get for one tiger can go up to $ 400,000 US dollars.
  • Wildlife crime is thriving. The estimations go up to 40 billion US dollars.
  • The Chinese mafia is specialised in tiger products because the demand from the Chinese market is enormous and triggered easily.
  • The total amount that the Chinese mafia can get for one tiger can go up to $ 400,000 US dollars.
  • Products that are often being sold are amulets, skins, lotions, tiger bone wine and pills.
  • Pills, lotions and tiger bone wine are sold as Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM).
  • A bottle tigerbone wine can go up to US$ 10,000.
  • Wildlife crime goes hand in hand with bribery, extortion, violence, murder, threatening, financial manipulation and corruption.
  • It is considered as an undermining activity for the stability of a country.

Tiger tourism

Tiger tourism
# Countries where tiger tourism is thriving are India, Indonesia, China and Thailand.
# Tiger tourism can be defined as organized tours and accomodations to see tigers and can be for foreigners and citizens of a country.
# Tiger tourism can be devided in three layers. Good, average and bad.
# Good tiger tourism is when tigers roam free, have no problems with tourists, where conservation is number one priority and where tourist organizations contribute financially.
# Average is like good, but tourists cause problems with tigers and tourist organisations only profit, without contributing financially.
# Bad tiger tourism is when tigers are in captivity, exposed to humans, treated poorly and without companies making any financial contribution to conservancy.
  • Countries where tiger tourism is thriving are India, Indonesia, China and Thailand.<br># Tiger tourism can be defined as organized tours and accomodations to see tigers and can be for foreigners and citizens of a country.
  • Tiger tourism can be devided in three layers. Good, average and bad.
  • Good tiger tourism is when tigers roam free, have no problems with tourists, where conservation is number one priority and where tourist organizations contribute financially.
  • Average is like good, but tourists cause problems with tigers and tourist organisations only profit, without contributing financially.
  • Bad tiger tourism is when tigers are in captivity, exposed to humans, treated poorly and without companies making any financial contribution to conservancy.

Zoos and circuses

Zoos and circuses
# Ever since the Romans tiger appear in zoos and circuses.
# The British and the Dutch took tigers as trophies from their 'conquer the world' trips in Indonesia and India.
# There is no official number of tigers in zoos, nor in circuses.
# Estimations go up to as high as 30,000.
# Lots of zoos claim to have tigers for conservation. The reality is that tigers are the nr. 1 moneymaker.
# Tigers (along with other animals) suffer from zoochosis. This is a psychological problems with signs of extreme depression, stereotypical behavior, circling, pacing, bar biting, excessive grooming, addiction, and self-harm.
#Zoochotic animals also portray eating disorders such as anorexia.
  • Ever since the Romans tiger appear in zoos and circuses.
  • The British and the Dutch took tigers as trophies from their ‘conquer the world’ trips in Indonesia and India.
  • There is no official number of tigers in zoos, nor in circuses.
  • Estimations go up to as high as 30,000.
  • Lots of zoos claim to have tigers for conservation. The reality is that tigers are the nr. 1 moneymaker.
  • Tigers (along with other animals) suffer from zoochosis. This is a psychological problems with signs of extreme depression, stereotypical behavior, circling, pacing, bar biting, excessive grooming, addiction, and self-harm.
  • Zoochotic animals also portray eating disorders such as anorexia.

Tigers as pets

Tigers as pets
# A tiger is an endangered animal and threatened with extinction.
# Many people like tigers and want them as pets.
# Many countries in the world have laws to prevent people to hold tigers.
#Bad examples of countries that allow tigers as pets are the USA, the United Arab Emirates and Mexico. # The estimation of number of pet tigers in the USA goes up to 10,000. # Pet tigers are often bought as a puppy, when they are still cute and cheap. When tigers grow older they start to eat much more and are often underfed.
  • A tiger is an endangered animal and threatened with extinction.
  • Many people like tigers and want them as pets.
  • Many countries in the world have laws to prevent people to hold tigers.
  • Bad examples of countries that allow tigers as pets are the USA, the United Arab Emirates and Mexico.
  • The estimation of number of pet tigers in the USA goes up to 10,000.
  • Pet tigers are often bought as a puppy, when they are still cute and cheap. When tigers grow older they start to eat much more and are often underfed.