It has come to my attention that tigers are endangered, unfortunately. Until the 20th century, there were 100,000 tigers and 9 subspecies. For example, the Caspian and Balinese tiger species are now extinct. There are 3200 endangered tigers in the world. There are only 5 or 6 tiger species in the world right now and they are all endangered. There are many different reasons why tigers are extinct, such as:
- Climate change makes it hard for the tigers to get used to the temperature.
- Poaching the tigers, meaning killing them illegally for their skin, teeth and sometimes even medicine.
- Farmers sometimes illegally kill tigers to protect their herds.
- Humans sometimes destroy land that tigers live, to build homes and other buildings.
- Sea level rising can erode coastal lands that tigers live in.
We can come with solutions to not harm tigers, such as:
- We can try to stop polluting the earth so that climate change is in control, and tigers can get used to the temperature.
- We can try to stop poaching the tigers, and research other approaches for medicine.
- Humans should not live near tiger population, and if they don’t know where tigers live, humans can use a tiger tracking device to track tigers and stay away from them.
- We can also use the tiger tracking device to track the population of tigers.
If we follow the above mentioned solutions, we may be able to increase the population of tigers and the ecosystem will be balanced.
Central Middle School 6th grader Muthu Dharmalingam is funny and loves math.