Re: Tigers could be extinct in 12 years
What this article conveniently left out was that in the early 70's there were less than 1400 tigers in the wild. Compared the the 3200 today (I've seen 3500 in other sources), the population has more then doubled. Given the average life expectancy is 10-15 years, it going to take several decades to get the numbers up higher. The damn cats can only breed so fast. There not rabbits after all.
This article is nothing more then a scheme of some sort to get funds for some BS organization. There are several organizations already set up working on this issue. Project Tiger based in India is hugely successful in their efforts to save the tigers. I don't see any real need to give some n00b organization 350 million dollars. Give it to the already established groups with good track records and let them put it to good use.
Also the governments need to crack down on poaching, big time. That's the real issue here. Pass new laws that dictate any poachers caught, will be butt fucked by an elephant. That should solve the problem. :>
Last edited by ask me anything; 11-21-2010 at 07:51 PM.