The latest research indicates that there are only around 2,500 Bengal tigers left in the wild.
These majestic creatures are being driven to the brink of extinction by poachers and the loss of their natural habitats due to deforestation.
Mainly found in India, Bengal tigers play a bigger role in our world than you might think. As apex predators they prevent over-grazing by limiting herbivore populations and therefore help preserve the health and diversity of ecosystems across Asia.
According to WWF, by saving just one tiger, we can save around 25,000 acres of forest a year. That’s 68 acres a day and almost 3 acres an hour. And for some more perspective, here’s approximately how many acres that have potentially been saved since this blog post was published:
Bengal tigers are, of course, not the only endangered species under threat. We’re seeing declining numbers for many other animals around the globe, such as elephants and rhinos.
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