Tigers are the largest of all cats in the world and used to be found in central, eastern and southern Asia. Unfortunately, the tigers are not doing well, the species is on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Over the past 100 years, the tiger has lost more than 93% of its habitat and now survives only in scattered populations in 13 countries. The tigers are threatened by several things. One of the best-known threats is poaching. Body parts are used in traditional medicines. The habitat of the animals is becoming smaller and fragmented. Tigers also have to deal with retaliatory actions from humans. If farmers lose their cattle to the tigers, there is a good chance that they want to take revenge on the wild animals. The majority of the remaining wild tigers live in isolated areas and are not connected to other populations. This makes it increasingly difficult for the animals to reproduce.
Fortunately, The Corbett Foundation is helping! They want to reduce the conflict between humans and tigers. For example, they make special stables, so that tigers cannot reach the cattle. They also talk to local communities to reduce hostile feelings towards tigers. The Corbett Foundation has achieved success with this approach in recent years. Thanks to the support of DierenPark Amersfoort Wildlife Fund, they can further scale up this approach, hire someone to monitor the project and build dozens more stables.
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