Target: Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Shri Prakash Javadekar
Goal: Save tigers from increased poaching efforts.
More tigers have already been killed in India in 2016 than in the entirety of 2015, according to a recent report. According to The Wildlife Protection Society of India, 28 of the endangered animals have been killed as of April, three more than the 25 killed during all of last year. “The stats are worrying indeed,” said Tito Joseph, the group’s program manager. India is home to more than half of the world’s tiger population, with 2,226 in its reserves recorded in the most recent survey.
The new poaching statistics come on the heels of a similar report from the WWF and the Global Tiger Forum that reported an increase in the wild tiger population. For the first time in more than a century, the tiger’s chances of survival have improved. To take a step backward at such a crucial moment is simply unacceptable. Sign the petition below and urge the Indian government to step up measures to curb poaching and save these precious animals.
Dear Minister Javadekar,
I am writing to express my grave concern about a recent report stating that more tigers have already been killed in the first four months of 2016 than in the entirety of the previous year. These animals have long faced an uphill battle against extinction, and your department is in a prime position to help them.
The new poaching statistics come after a similar report reported an increase in the wild tiger population. For the first time in more than a century, the tiger’s chances of survival have improved. To take a step backward at such a crucial moment is simply unacceptable, and I insist that your department intervene and help protect these valuable animals.
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