Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wild tigers may disappear by 2022, the next Year of The Tiger

Photo: Sinan Yuzakli
2010 is The Year of the Tiger in Chinese calendar. However it's not a good year for the tigers in the wild. A century ago estimated 100,000 tigers was roaming the world. Today World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and experts presume only 3,200 tigers left in the wild. WWF authorities warn that, if the proper measures aren't taken, tigers could be extinct by 2022, next Year of the Tiger. Ironic isn't it?

Three of the nine tiger subspecies - the Bali, Javan, and Caspian - already have become extinct in the past 70 years.

Details on The Global Tiger Recovery Program by The Global Tiger Initiative & rest of the Associated Press report click here.

(Via Newser)

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