People and tigers increasingly compete for space. The conflict threatens the world’s remaining wild tigers and poses a major problem for communities living in or near tiger forests. As forests shrink and prey gets scarce, tigers are forced to hunt domestic livestock, which many local communities depend on for their livelihood.
In retaliation, tigers are killed or captured. “Conflict” tigers are known to end up for sale in black markets. Local community dependence on forests for fuelwood, food and timber also heightens the risk of tiger attacks.
The governments across the 13 tiger range countries must respect wild tigers as a valuable asset that can enhance their development agendas. By linking tiger conservation with forest preservation, tiger range nations and their partners can demonstrate their commitment to promoting a healthy environmental and economic future.
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