More Than 90,000 Acres of Critical Tiger Habitat Will Be Logged
With fewer than 1,500 Bengal Tigers left in the wild, these magnificent cats are on the brink of extinction, and now the FDCM are threatening their survival by pushing plans to log some of the only precious natural habitat they have left.
The area due to be cut is so vital to the tigers that it was once earmarked to become a protected wildlife refuge. Care2 reader Mary Elizabeth heard about this alarming news and started a petition to fight back against this appalling decision and to help save the forest from being logged for profit.
Bengal Tiger Numbers Are Plummeting
Less than one hundred years ago, tigers prowled freely and abundantly all across the Indian subcontinent, but exploding human populations, particularly since the 1940s, have played a major role in their decline.
Through a combination of habitat destruction, poaching and human conflict, Bengal Tiger numbers have plummeted immensely in recent years, and at this rate they will be completely extinct in the wild within a few decades.
The Best Hope for Bengal Tigers
The Satpura forests of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra offer sanctuary for India’s remaining wild tigers. Consisting of several Tiger Reserves, all of which are connected by forest corridors, this green oasis is essential to the hope of the Bengal Tiger’s chance of survival.