Saving the tiger
means saving mankind..
Not only is tiger a beautiful animal but it is also
the indicator of the forest's health. Saving the tiger
means we save the forest since tiger cannot live in
places where trees have vanished and in turn secure
food and water for all.
If we make sure tigers live, we have to make sure that
deer, antelope and all other animals that the tiger
eats (its prey base) live. To make sure that these herbivores
live, we must make sure that all the trees, grass and
other plants that these prey animals need for food are
protected. In this way, the whole forest gets saved!
Saving the tiger means saving its entire forest kingdom
with all the other animals in it.
Also forests catch and help store rainwater and protect
soils. In this way we protect our rivers and recharge
groundwater sources. Areas with less trees lead to floods,
killing people and destroying homes. It takes away the
precious soil, leaving behind a wasteland. The soil
jams up our lakes and dams, reducing their ability to
store water. By destroying the tiger's home, we not
only harm tigers, but also ourselves.
The tiger thus becomes the symbol for the protection
of all species on our earth since it is at the top of
the foodchain. This is why we sometimes call the tiger,
an apex predator, an indicator of our ecosystem's health