22 Apr '11, 9pm

What impact does saving tigers have on our planet's health? More than you'd think. #savetigersnow

Tigers are admired by many people. The big cat is revered, admired and feared in equal parts, by millions of people around the world. If forests are emptied of every last tiger, all that will remain are distant legends, zoo sightings, and one massive breach of trust. A home for tigers means a home for others. With just one tiger, we protect around 25,000 acres of forest. To save tigers, we need to protect the forest habitats across Asia where they live. By saving these places, we will not only allow tigers to roam freely, but also many other endangered species that live there and form the very thing that makes our planet unique – biodiversity. Healthy tiger populations equals healthy ecosystems. As a large predator, the tiger plays a key role in maintaining healthy ecosystems. These ecosystems supply both nature and people with fresh water, food, and health– which means by...

Full article: http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/finder/tigers/why-ti...

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