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  • Isabel Raghoo

The problem through the eyes of the tiger


Tigers are worth saving to fight climate change. There are only about 5,500 tigers left in the wild. That is 95% less than the tigers that used to live over a century ago. There are plenty reasons that tiger numbers are declining but most of them are human caused. One of them is the fact that tigers have lost 95% of their natural habitat to humans. From deforestation to road constructions these are all reasons why tigers have lost their homes. Another reason tigers are endangered is climate change. With the weather going haywire at the coast of the Indian ocean the sea levels in India and Bangladesh make life impossible for tigers to live there. One of the most terrible ways a tiger can lose its life through is poaching. Poaching is when people kill tigers for money. They take the pelt, claws and meat and sell at a black market, which then becomes medicines, jewellery, clothing and more. This is against the law, and you can end in jail. When a species ceases to exist. it leaves behind a scar in the eco-system. The health and survival of all depends on every single animal species there is. Without carnivores the herbivore population would increase, eat up the vegetation and make life impossible on earth. Each time you help tigers on the other hand, you are helping the biodiversity. By protecting tigers' habitats you are also helping other animals that live in the tiger's territory, for example orangutans and rhinos, which are also endangered. Protecting the forest landscape that tigers live in helps fight climate change as trees and others plants can grow and reduce the carbon dioxide in the area. The water in rivers of the tiger's reserve is used by millions of people. By protecting tigers, we are making sure that millions of people have water to drink and use, and also help prevent major floods. Most people have heard Katy Perry's song Roar. The song means much more than you think. “I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath [...] I guess that I forgot I had a choice I let you push me past the breaking point. I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything.” Here we see that it could mean to point out that tigers are completely fading away and that they can't do anything against it “You held me down, but I got up [...] You hear my voice, you hear that sound Like thunder, gonna shake the ground […] Get ready `cause I`ve had enough I see it all, I see it now”

Here it may be referring to that we finally see the problem and try to do something against it.

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