Unfortunately, 93% of the incredibly diverse territories of the Tiger species have been repurposed. Research suggests that around half of the devastatingly dwindling number of 3,900 tigers remaining in the world live in India. They were once dominant species spanning across Russian and parts of Asia like Nepal and India. There are national parks across India to see tigers, including Bandhavgarh National Park and Kanha Tiger Reserve. With illegal poaching on a steady incline, there is a lot of strain on the tiger population as they are hunted legally for exchange in the Chinese market.
Whether it be over challenges related to climate change or the terrible phenomena of animal trade and hunting, tigers are facing increased levels of endangerment. Not too long ago, there were nine exquisite subspecies of tigers, of which, unfortunately, three are already extinct. For a species to survive solely on an Indonesian island while the human population consumes most natural environments, there is no surprise the Sumatran tiger finds itself on the critically-endangered list. Siberian tigers, also known as Amur tigers, are your largest tigers and are found in the Eastern division of Russia, with few on the Russian-china border. Declared a pest in the early 1910s, the critically-endangered South-China Tiger can only be found in 18 zoos across Southern-Eastern China where a few scattered to the mountain range for safety.
The Bengal tiger has the largest population and resides in parts of India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Even though they carry the numbers in the pack, Bengal tigers are on the endangered species list. With less than 1000 left, the endangered Indo-Chinese Tiger or the Corbett can be found in the rocky terrains of Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Just smaller than the Indochinese tiger, the Malayan tigers are also endangered, and their remaining population can be found in broadleaf forests like the Malaysian peninsula. Unfortunately, the Bali tiger was deemed extinct in the 1940s due to the loss of its habitat, food source, as well as being hunted themselves without any act of conservation. Caspian tigers were deemed extinct in the 1970s, just before the extinction of the Javan tiger of Indonesia in the 1980s. They resided in patches of forested and areas with rivers in parts of Western Turkey, South Iran, and central Asia. It’s not all lost, however, as there are many organizations dedicated to the conservation of course, specifically for tigers. While there is a lot of work to be done, and many