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Tiger, tiger running out? You do not have access to this content

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22 Sep 2014
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4
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No.:
12,
Volume:
51,
Issue:
2
Pages:
40–43
http://dx.doi.org/10.18356/4b2f28d8-en

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According to the National Tiger Conservation Authority, at the turn of the 20th century, India was home to 40,000 tigers. Today their number in the wild does not exceed 4,000. This story echoes that of other animals, such as one-horned rhinos whose population declined to fewer than 2,400 in India. The fate of some domesticated species is equally worrisome. For example, the camel population has decreased from 600,000 to 250,000 in the past few decades due to wanton slaughter for meat. The situation is akin to a “silent holocaust,” which, continuing at the same pace, will leave India with no more than 10,000 camels.
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