Target: Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
Goal: Encourage continuation of increased conservation efforts for tigers in India.
For the first time in the last one hundred years, the world population of tigers is increasing. Recent figures estimate there are now 3,890 wild tigers in existence compared to a mere 3,200 in 2010. India, which is home to the majority of the world’s tigers, is predominately responsible for this gain and deserves to be applauded for its additional conservation efforts since.
Attempts to conserve wild tigers in India have adapted new methodologies for saving our striped friends in the past ten years. In 2008, India created and introduced the Special Tiger Protection Force to protect tiger reserves often raided by poachers. India also lead cooperation with multiple surrounding countries possessing tigers in an international conservation effort. The country has developed an intimate understanding of wild tigers, using methods for conservation that protect not only the tigers, but any local people living in nearby communities. The ways in which these animals are tracked and recorded has also been refined in the last ten years, providing more accurate data on their status.
India has taken many other initiatives along with those illustrated above to ensure an increase in the world tiger population. Other countries have also seen improvements in their wild tiger populations, but none compare to India, where wild tiger populations have increased by 30 percent since 2010. Sign the petition below to encourage continual growth of India’s wild tiger population.
Dear Prime Minister Modi,
Since 2010, India has seen a 30 percent increase in the indigenous wild tiger population. India is now home to 70 percent of the world’s endangered wild tigers thanks to conservation strategies such as Project Tiger. Your work has not gone unnoticed.
I would like to thank you for your increased efforts in protecting this precious species and encourage you to continue investing time and resources into this cause. India is setting a standard for tiger conservation the rest of the world can follow and providing a model for other nations struggling to maintain wild tiger populations. Without your tremendous effort to ensure these creatures’ well-being, it is likely less than 1000 tigers would still be alive today. Thank you for protecting this endangered species. I applaud you for the strides you have made toward doubling the tiger population and hope that your conservation attempts can lead the world to our goal of 6,400 wild tigers by 2022.
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