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Old 22nd February 2008, 19:26   #16
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We are 20,000 strong and if each of us signs up, I am sure it'll make a lot of difference.

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May I propose that we make this thread a sticky for the next couple of weeks so that it's not lost amidst other posts and we can contribute our share to the Project.
I signed right away. I also request mods to stick this thread.

NDTV Save the Tiger online petition seems to be addressed to our Prime Minister. I have a lot of faith in our Prime Minister. He is not a typical politician.

A lot of Team-BHPians work at MNC's and big organizations. Now if they can circulate this campaign in their workplace, I am sure it will make some impact.
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I signed right away. I also request mods to stick this thread.

NDTV Save the Tiger online petition seems to be addressed to our Prime Minister. I have a lot of faith in our Prime Minister. He is not a typical politician.

A lot of Team-BHPians work at MNC's and big organizations. Now if they can circulate this campaign in their workplace, I am sure it will make some impact.
This is what i did after signing the petition, forwarded it to my colleagues !!
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Old 23rd February 2008, 00:23   #18
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This thread warms my heart! One can only see tigers in my country in the
zoo (safari park). I believe they have been extinct here since the last Ice Age. I for one admire the Big Cats. Such beaty and elegance...

Anyway, I signed the petition as well.

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Old 23rd February 2008, 08:25   #19
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Signed the petition. But then, I've already signed many more before this and nothing seems to be happening. Unless there are big game reserves with proper electric fencing and strict steps are taken to curb poaching, the tiger is going to be extinct soon. Also, only donations will not help. It will also take a lot of involvement from the public if we really want this big cat to live on.
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Dear Friends,
A million signatures: Desperate exercise.
Faith in our Prime Minister: Futile hope.
In early 70’s our late Prime minister Madame Indira Gandhi showed it could be done and Project Tiger was hailed as a grand success in conservation worldwide.
Today our leadership lacks the political will and direction. They are too busy trying to save themselves than saving the Tiger.
To move a vehicle forward, the engine that drives it has to be working. The appointed head the Tiger conservation group ( picked by our PM) has little knowledge on the subject, while other few with the experience of 30-40 years with Tigers, like Mr. Valmik Thapar are left out.
The signature campaign is a symbolic exercise, which will be on the back burner in the coming week as elections are nearing and the priorities of decision makers lie elsewhere.
What I am writing may sound bitter, face it, this is reality.
There are articles (attached) and reporting I have done regarding the Tiger and it’s habitat here in Andhra Pradesh, which were reported by “The Times of India” and “Etemaad”.
I have not been fortunate as many who have seen Tigers in the wild, except once in the summer of 2006, at Kabini. A moment that lasted not more than 15 seconds and the exhilaration felt at that moment couldn’t be expressed. Will our children be half as lucky?
The rate we are killing/-poaching Tigers is more one per day. We have approximately 1500 Tigers left in the wild, so you can literally count their days and put signs out at the forest or sanctuary entrance, “TIGERS? ALL KILLED!”
As my contribution I also am including a photograph shot by me at the Hyderabad zoo.
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look at the way you can help, encourage people to go to National Park, don't jump the gun by saying people disturb the nature, this is the only way you can save the tiger, more the people in Jungle the less possibilty of Paocher in the Jungle, look at the stats and you will realise the most active period for paocher are "Rainy Season" when the Jungles are closed for general public, Goverment can allocate fund but there fund are useless unless they recruite people for Jungle, most of these national park/jungle just have very few gaurds. Look at the parks where people are more frequent, because of the people/guide and movement the poache are less.
This way going to Jungle/National Park save the tigers, even though this is not the best way but at least that does SAVE this animal.

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Pramod,
Now we are talking about solutions and ways to do it. You are very correct when you are saying that people should be allowed in the forest, but the forest dept. also has many things going on that is profitable to them and the public movement does not suit their programme.
These solutions and many more are what are needed to really save the Forest first then the Tiger, 1 million signatures are a step towards it but just a symbolic and not practical. A hundred steps taken by the Million can make a difference I agree but a hundred steps in the right dierction are more purposeful.

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look at the way you can help, encourage people to go to National Park, don't jump the gun by saying people disturb the nature, this is the only way you can save the tiger, more the people in Jungle the less possibilty of Paocher in the Jungle, look at the stats and you will realise the most active period for paocher are "Rainy Season" when the Jungles are closed for general public, Goverment can allocate fund but there fund are useless unless they recruite people for Jungle, most of these national park/jungle just have very few gaurds. Look at the parks where people are more frequent, because of the people/guide and movement the poache are less.
This way going to Jungle/National Park save the tigers, even though this is not the best way but at least that does SAVE this animal.

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Old 10th September 2009, 13:44   #23
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These are the Statistics i saw on NDTV yesterday

Total Remaining Estimated Tiger Population in India: 1400
No of Tigers already dead in 2009: 68
No of Tigers killed by Poachers: 39

Experts Estimate that the entire Tiger Population in India will completely vanish in 3-5 years at if the current Death rate continues

Although i am not a conservationist or a Wildlife fan, but this is very Very Disturbing
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Disturbing indeed. No action will be taken against the poachers even if they are caught. Even if arrested they will be out very soon. Our law is such that , it has more holes than power.
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I believe that there should be stringent and swift punishement for poachers and also those that aid them. Punish the corrupt public servants as well.......a suspension or a transfer is just not enough! The punishment should be such that it effectively serves as a deterrent.

Countries like Singapore and Saudi Arabia give death penalties to convicted drug traffickers. Heck in Saudi Arabia they behead the convicts in public! Though it is barbaric and I personally dont support death penalties, one can't deny that it serves as an excellent deterrant to potential offenders.

India needs to take a firm stand on Tiger conservation and adopt a punishment which will scare the living the crap out of would be poachers. There has to be political will to accomplish this which is sadly lacking.

Now some jokers from Delhi want to import Cheetah's from Africa and release them in the wild. I dont think we have a right to re-introduce other species until we save our national animal from the brink of extinction. For god's sake, Cheetahs have already been hunted to extinction in India once already!!

Another point I'd like to make is that India should pressurise China to ban the trade in Tiger body parts and products. All the demand for tiger parts comes from China and this is what makes it profitable for poachers.Most of our poached tigers' body parts end up in chinese soup bowls. It's supposed to increase their libido or some crap like that. I mean c'mon they are the world's largest population they dont need to be any more potent. Hell if they have to do it then buy some bloody viagra .......leave the tigers alone!

There are many more issues that need to be sorted like habitat protection, better working conditions for forest dept staff etc but I guess I'll rant about that another time...... phewww!!!
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These are the Statistics i saw on NDTV yesterday

Total Remaining Estimated Tiger Population in India: 1400
i find this hard to believe. i think it is less than half of that.
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Old 5th February 2010, 18:42   #27
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I am not sure whether it is appropriate to post it here or not but I am doing whatever I can, to spread the awareness and I think this community will also voice their concerns with me for this cause.

I saw an ad of a little cub waiting for her mother which may not return. It made me almost cry seeing the pathetic condition of our pride national animal who is supposed to be the king of the jungle. Yes I am talking about the save our tigers campaign and this ad made me so much emotional that I decided, I will do whatever I can so I have joined Save Our Tigers | Home which is an initiative to save our national animal Tiger from the extinction. We have only 1411 tigers left which are still in danger of being poached. I dont know how much of help it is to join the website but I wanted to do my bit. I also want the help from this community members to join the cause and spread the words to others. I would not say that I am not gaining anything from this. I am gaining life for my most admired living creature in this earth which is on the verge of being extinct.

My earnest request is to all the community team-members to join the cause and save a great symbol of our heritage. I would also like the moderators to accept that it is a noble cause and sticky it and would also like to see my senior community fellows to support this and make sure the word is spread. We at this community are responsible indian citizens. It's time to show that we also care about the environment and the wild-life.

Even if my this thread gets the bashing for being a non-automotive thread, I will be satisfied that I tried doing my bit. But if you all people are with me, please respond to this thread and spread the word to make people aware.

I wish this initiative is a great success and I want this community to be part of this noble cause.

Please note that I am nowhere related to Aircel and I am not doing anything for the particular brand. I would do the same if it was initiated by any ABC brand. I am doing it for a legendary creature called TIGER.

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I am also up for this cause come on guys we have to do something for these animals who are getting extinct due to our actions.
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I am also up for this cause come on guys we have to do something for these animals who are getting extinct due to our actions.
Thank you Indrojit. I am sure many many people will come forward to join this noble cause.


I just saw a similar thread started by CaAT http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ave-tiger.html (Save The Tiger)

It did not get the views and replies, that it should have. I am sure this time our community members will show little more concern and support for this cause.

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Thanks for starting this. I logged on to start the same thread.

I have also joined and have also forwarded the same to my colleagues in office. We should do whatever little we can to save the big cats which to me is one of the most majestic animal in the jungle.

P.S. I have already joined the movement.
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