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Animal Cemetery - by Mark Lawrence Andres [via]


In 1900, an estimated 100,000 tigers lived in the wild. Today there are believed to be only 3,200 left. Three subspecies have gone entirely extinct since that time, and one survives only in a limited zoo population. Without serious work, some of the others will soon disappear as well.

The Tiger Conservation Campaign is led by accredited zoological professionals and institutions in North America, and currently focuses on working to save three of the most endangered subspecies - the Amur, Sumatran, and Malayan tigers, each of which is believed to have fewer than 500 individuals left in the wild. They work to study these species, educate people about tigers, reach out to the communities where the tigers live, and provide financial support for projects such as anti-poaching patrols and veterinary care for animals caught in snares. Additionally, they work to help local people build tiger-proof livestock areas, and local governments in the struggle against illegal logging and land development.