Hey folks... I have been into hibernation since long. Time has turned out to be really crucial for me and life got too busy! Work hard on creating a couple of dog websites -- one on German Shepherd Dogs (my dream breed) and the other on general info about dogs. Both these websites are going to be the richest online resources of their kind across the web. So, friends, I hope you can understand very well, how deeply involved I am into my projects.
Today I'm here to just run a report that popped up in my mail box this morning. Yes... a report on the tiger population in Asia! Just a meager number of wild tigers can be found in Asia. The wanton deforestation and tiger trade has turned out to be a menace to the existence of the majestic animal - the tigers. As fewer as only 350 tigers are remaining in the Mekong River region of Asia. This is what the new report from the conservation nonprofit WWF states. This tremendous loss in the number of tigers in this region has been driven by killing and illegal trading of these animals and their parts like bones, skins etc.
The tiger population in Southeast Asia has dropped by over 70% in just over a decade... claims the report run by the WWF. According to WWF there was an estimation of around 1200 tigers in that Greater Mekong region during the last “Year of the Tiger”, 1998. The Greater Mekong stretches a vast area including China, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. So what are the governments doing to prevent the stiff fall in the tiger population from 1200 to 350 in that region? What is it that wipes out the existence of this majestic animal in some of the conservation projects that had been set up with an aim to protect them? Why is it that the enforcement of law against illegal poaching has had a limited success? What can be done to increase the awareness to stop tiger trading?
2010 is the Year of the Tiger, according to the Chinese Zodiac. Later this month, ministers from 13 tiger range countries are going to get together in Thailand for a to hold up a conference on tiger conservation.Let us hope for the best. The governments should agree on future requirement to resist the extinction of these big cats.