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Threats to the Siberian tigers survival

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´╗┐Running head; Claim 1 Claim 1 Threats to the Siberian tiger?s survival Annie Farber Friends University Writing 2 Threats to the Siberian tiger?s survival Due to the rising amount of poachers in the Eastern region of Russia, Siberian tigers are facing extinction and more efforts need to be made so that their habitat is protected. Siberian tigers over the years have encountered many obstacles to find survival. Mankind has become their worst enemy. The number of Siberian tigers roaming in Russia has dropped massively. These species are encountering their habitat being destroyed and having to flee to find a new area to live. Since they are being forced to move hunting becomes difficult and even have trouble finding another mate. The biggest issue that is causing the Siberian tiger population to drop is poaching. Poachers for many years now have illegally killed these amazing creatures for a sport, food, trade, and to protect their livestock. People need to see the problem with poaching and how it is causing the population of Siberian tigers to decrease. ...read more.

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Their group is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. (Ahmed and Majumder, 2012). CITES has been going on for many years now and because of this the endangered tiger?s death rate has slightly dropped. But in 2008 statistics show that the number of deaths started to rise again about 20 percent. (Ahmed and Majumder, 2012). Yes, there are laws enforcing the protection of the tiger have endangered animal rights, but now there are people who are still killing the tiger illegally. Scientists Ahmed and Majumder recently have proven that poachers have been going after the tiger cubs. Since poachers have found new ways to continue killing these tigers, the endangered rate has risen again. Due to the poachers killing the tiger cubs the birthrate is dropping and therefore tigers in the wild are not reproducing. According to Ahmed and Majumder "Now, the poachers have expanded their illegal trade by catching and smuggling cubs that are easier to trap and safer to move away?. ...read more.

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Yes, there are laws for the poachers but the laws aren?t strictly enforced. There is many talks about the law and launching of plans, but that does little to save the area of where all this action is happening. I am glad to see some efforts are being made, but so much more can be done. The government needs see that just putting something on paper won?t stop determined poachers from continuing to harm these animals. Something needs to be done about the rights of the Siberian tiger?s habitat. I feel enforcements should be made so that their habitat can be protected as well. It?s not just the poacher?s fault to why the tiger?s population is decreasing. The government needs to see that only fixing part of an issue is not going to resolve much if there are still so many ways for the Siberian tiger?s to become extinct. Logging is another issue that is endangering the Siberian tiger?s habitat. Logging is another cause that is harming the Siberian tiger?s life. This issue needs to be brought up to the government?s attention too. Souces http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/08/15/bangladesh-tiger-idINDEE87E09820120815 ...read more.

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