Friday, February 5, 2010

The Future of the Tiger — And What You Can Do

This year it is the year of the tiger, but it's not a good year for tigers. Tigers are losing their population really fast. They are losing their population from hunting and people using their fur for clothing and for special medicines. In South East Asia tigers dropped more than 70% in there population. There was at least 1,200 tigers in 1998. Now there are only about 350 there now in the last 10 years.

If this keeps going on the population of the tigers will plummet. But the organization WWF is helping save their population by making people hunt less for clothing and medicine. Instead they are using a substitute for the clothing and medicine like cotton for clothing and plants for medicine.

Hillwood students can help the tigers by helping the environment and when you are buying clothing see if it is impacting the tigers or other animal.

Below is an Animoto video that I made to help illustrate my story. You can also read more at National Geographic.

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