Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tiger census shows an increase in the number of the endangered cats

Tiger census shows an increase in the number of the endangered catsThe survey carried out by the government in 2014 found at least 2,226 tigers in the country's forests, against 1,706 in 2010

The latest census of tigers Indians reveals a pronounced increase in the number of these cats living innature , which brings hope that the efforts of conservation work, today said government authorities
The 2014 survey found at least 2,226 tigers in forests of the country, against 1,706 in 2010. The Environment Minister, Prakash Javadekar, said the number represents a great success story, the result of sustained conservation measures. "The population of these animals fell to the world, but up here," he celebrated.Found in much of Asia, tigers are the largest cats in the world. Inhabited places as diverse (tropical forests, wetlands and grasslands) that ended up evolving into regional populations with different patterns and sizes, as to be classified into different subspecies. Today, most are extinct. Habitat loss, hunting their prey and the Chinese black market - selling parts feline body to make medicines - are decimating one of the most formidable predators on the planet.The tigers are threatened by poaching and the shrinking of their habitats with the deforestation caused by power projects, roads and cities, the rapid industrialization results and the Indian economic development.The disappearance of forests has affected the availability of prey and took the cats to venture into human habitats.

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