Top Five Reasons Why You Must Act to Save the Tiger

Why we must save the tiger

1. Tiger Supports Livelihood

Tourism is the world’s biggest industry. On the ecotour front, the tiger is a star attraction for not just the Indian tourists but also for the people coming from other countries. There are foriegners who come to India only to have a glimpse of the tiger and then there are others who return more than once for another such opportunity.

The look in the eyes of a canter that has just come out of a National Park after sighting a tiger is very different from the look and feel of a canter that could not sight any. This eventually impacts the tourist influx thus impacting everyone from the tour companies to the local tour guides. A healthy tiger population thus supports livelihoods as well.

2. Tiger Protects Genetic Diversity

Tiger is an umbrella species. It’s conservation automatically ensures the conversation of a large number of flora and fauna and entire ecosystems. Thus, a properly planned tiger conservation programme is actually a programme to protect and save large number of species.

However, a dwindeling tiger population and news of declining number of tigers only implies an immediate threat to what is remaining of our natural ecosystems. A healthy tiger population thus also protects all that remains of our natural ecosystems.

3. Tiger brings Rain

A tiger is a both a guardian and an indicator of a healthy forests. A healthy forests. Few understand that a live bird or insect is far more important to the economy than a dead one. A live tiger brings rain – a dead one brings nothing but devastation.

4. Tigers Prevent Climate Change

A healthy tiger population lives in large forests – which are nothing but the natural sinks of Carbon. The more tigers we can save, the more healthier reserves we have, larger is our national carbon sink. A tiger should therefore be entitled to carbon credits in the form of protection.

And last, but never the least…

5. Tiger is a symbol of our National Pride

This is what has to say about our National Animal:

The magnificent tiger, Panthera tigris is a striped animal. It has a thick yellow coat of fur with dark stripes. The combination of grace, strength, agility and enormous power has earned the tiger its pride of place as the national animal of India. Out of eight races of the species known, the Indian race, the Royal Bengal Tiger, is found throughout the country except in the north-western region and also in the neighbouring countries, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.

With inputs from Dr. Faiyaz A. Khudsar (Yamuna Biodiversity Park)


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29 Comments on “Top Five Reasons Why You Must Act to Save the Tiger”

  • Brijesh Pandey wrote on 23 July, 2009, 20:08

    This is amazing, I did not tiger actually had such great significance!

  • Abhishek Singhla wrote on 23 July, 2009, 20:29


    I think it is important to save the tiger and do anything possible in that. The politicians will need to told that the tiger makes much of the GDP and needs to be protected.

  • Raginin wrote on 23 July, 2009, 20:30

    Great going!!

  • Anuradha wrote on 23 July, 2009, 20:48

    The tiger is the national animal of India…we must make sure it does not become ‘was’. And just like hockey…as a national sport, we ignore this animal likewise.

  • Amit Thareja wrote on 24 July, 2009, 10:22

    That is a wonderful piece of information.We must put in every possible effort to Save the Tiger.Is their any way that I can contribute to this noble cause?

  • Suresh Rawal wrote on 24 July, 2009, 11:04

    Not only tiger, we must care for all flora as well as fauna, these are the part of our life.
    Suresh Rawal

  • geeta goswami wrote on 25 July, 2009, 11:42

    good doing keep it up. We must put in every possible effort to Save the Tiger.

  • Sumedha wrote on 27 July, 2009, 10:27

    The tiger is an animal on whom all of us’s survival depends, we must act to save the tiger.

  • Bittu Sahgal wrote on 11 August, 2009, 19:23

    Its a lovely way to convey our purpose. Good Work Delhi Greens! We need you guys to help us to prevent the “buddha party” from colonising your future.

  • Sid wrote on 10 September, 2009, 9:59

    I read this informative book called” The way of the tiger” by Ullas Karanth who headed the Project Tiger and continues to monitor some scientific projects to track tigers and study tiger behaviour in protected reserves.

    Though this book has a defensive tone about the efforts of Indian conservationists (inspite of failure of the “project tiger” ) this book takes on scientific approach in analyzing the issues involved in this business of saving tiger.
    He believes “science” is the only salvation of tigers apart from our own current actions. I believe public participation in form of rally will be an important eye opener politicians who only understand the lingo of votes.

  • Tigerstar wrote on 7 February, 2010, 4:23

    Amazing blog post! I love it. The tiger is my fave animal, and I hope that we would be able to save them. Reading about poachers hunting tigers has made me so FURIOUS!!! Write more about tigers!!!! :D

  • RAKESH wrote on 7 February, 2010, 10:30

    save thetiger and save the earth

  • Surya wrote on 11 February, 2010, 0:11

    Read the article as well the comments. Personally I dnt think putting all the burden n blames to the authority is the way to show that we care. Our little bit will contribute a lot to this mission. I am trying to do my bit.

    Hope u all do….

  • Anupam wrote on 23 February, 2010, 22:19

    Nicely written…..

  • tanmay kharshikar wrote on 31 August, 2010, 22:04

    that’s really great good job

  • Niranjana wrote on 3 December, 2010, 22:22

    Good informative article by Delhi greens!! We can call tiger an apex predator as it is in the top of the food chain and help to protect the eco balance…Good

  • poornima wrote on 6 December, 2010, 13:13

    Its very good social work doing by delhi greens to save our wild animals . really every human-being has to appreciate this……………………..
    keep going…………………… good job………………………..
    and one request before u kill tigers think once that it also has rights to live…………………………………… like human beings…………….

  • shilpakulkarni wrote on 9 December, 2010, 23:47

    To save the TIGERSis to save the NATURE & to save the nature is to save the LIFE & to save the life is to save the PRODUCTIVITY & to save the productivity is to save the biggest word in the world i.e THE MOTHER.

  • syed wrote on 3 January, 2011, 15:32

    by saving the tiger v can prevent the natural resources

  • vishwapriya wrote on 5 April, 2011, 19:54

    you must save tigers
    because saving tiger is saving mankind

  • aaaaaafff wrote on 29 November, 2012, 2:22


  • Sreepriya wrote on 29 November, 2012, 10:22

    Well, then what does? Chinese made artificial chemicals for the clouds? NO TIGERS = NO FORESTS = NO RAIN :(

  • Akash wrote on 15 February, 2013, 15:34

    I think. That is. Possible

  • deepika wrote on 19 June, 2014, 17:08

    the above article was really nice and hope many more people understand the importance of tiger


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