ï»¿The Vanishing TigersÂ
Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?Â
- William Blake
Among the obvious consequences of deforestation is the loss of living space. Seventy percent of the earthâ€™s land animals and plants reside in forests, and destroying them would make those creatures homeless. For centuries people have hunted animals for food and pleasure. The invention of the gun made it so easy for humans to hunt that some animals were killed by the thousands and even became extinct. This brings up some serious issues since breaks in the food chain upset the balance of nature.
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The current number is approximately 2,000, all of which live in tiger reserves. Two hundred years ago the population was 23,000 (or more).Â
During British rule of India, many of the so-called English gentlemen killed tigers by the thousands for pleasure and to demonstrate their bravery. This seems asinine because killing an innocent creature with a gun is not brave.Â
Today the tiger skin is very popular and sought after. Rich people and fashion designers have no idea what they are doing; competition between the rich to show off makes them blind to the serious consequences. People persuade villagers to kill tigers to get money, and they do it because they are poor and need to feed their families. They have little idea of the importance of the forest and animals. We must educate and create awareness, and the government should give them decent jobs to help solve this problem.Â
The people to blame and punish are those who buy animal products like ivory, skins, and tiger bones for medicine, leather bags and furs. They must be put behind bars to stop this kind of trade. As you can see, the elimination of one animal has a huge impact on the food chain, including humans. The earth is home for everyone on it. The trees, animals, birds, fish of all kinds belong here as much as we do. Only we have the power to change their fate.Â
These animals are endangered, and because of this the support for endangered animals is very crucial.
If these animals aren't protected now there wont be many left. It is the responsibility of everyone to
protect these endangered creatures so that they may one day thrive again.
As many as 500 million kinds of plant, animal and microorganism have made this planet home since life began over 3.5 billion year ago.
Today, there are only 5 million to 10 million species alive we do not know exactly how many, because there are many biologically uncharted areas such as the tropical rain forests where some estimate that such as the tropical rain forests, where some estimate that over 90% of the living organisms remain unclassified. Thus, since life began, about 490 million species have become extinct.
As study of the history of life from an evolutionary prespective tercher us that biological extinction is a fact of life. As species evolve, the old give way to the new. Many of the so called extinct species are represented today by their descendants. Thus, many species did not off as such but were simply altered during evolution.
Other species vanished completely as a result of drastic climatic changes or increasing environmental resistance created by excess predation or disease.
The dinosaurs, for example, perished rather abruptly all over the world 65 million years ago, possibly as a result of global cooling.
Much more recently, at the end of the pleistocene epoch 10,000 years ago, many large mammals such as the sabertooed tiger and giant tree sloth vanished from North America. Their extinction resulted either...