A new world for a lost species

2 03 2007

This is when global warming truly worries humans; when we realize that not only are we harming our own society, but now the fact that we are killing the animals, plants, and general environments which are far from human civilization. We have made an impact on places we have not even touched, seen, or been able to enjoy. This article, although short, “packs a powerful punch”. This article discusses the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve, which is is showing obvious negative effects from global warming. Tigers, an already endangered species, are being pushed inland because of rising sea levels. It is changing their habitat and making them more attainable to poachers. Islands which the tigers once swam to are now non-existent. Tigresses are facing difficulties hiding their young, meaning a huge problem for the species’ existence in years to come. Food and protection are now sparse, creating a more difficult life for these wild cats, and producing declining statistics of the amount of tigers present in the area each year. There are barely 2,000 tigers in India, today. This is in comparisson to the 40,000 present nearly a century ago. The most disturbing problem within this chaos is that we are the ones to blame for the new world which we are making these creatures adapt to.  

_____________________________________________________________________ Global warming hits world’s largest tiger reserve
Tuesday February 27 2007 14:35 IST





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