By Amelia Meyer
The world’s population of tigers have some basic necessities in order to survive. These are water, food (which comprises solely of prey, since tigers are carnivores) and vegetation in which these animals can conceal themselves. When these elements are no longer available to them, their chances of survival diminish astronomically. This is the situation that faces the tigers of the world today.
As human populations increase, urbanisation and development seem to be a necessary evil, robbing the wildlife of their natural habitat. As their room for roaming, living and hunting shrinks, they are forced to live in areas where there is now a shortage of viable prey, or in which they are in almost direct contact with human populations. Where this is the case, they are quickly hunted or killed due to fear or the threat of their killing the local farmers’ livestock.