Saturday, February 23, 2008

Save the Indian Tiger

Ok, this isn't related to campus, but its something I feel very strongly about & I wanted to get the message out to as many people as possible.

Please sign up & do your bit and feel free to mail this message to your friends.

Hi Everyone,

Many of you must have been following the news channels which have been highlighting the truth about the Indian Tigers as discovered by the latest census.

This census (perhaps the most credible one done in a very long time) states that the number of tigers in India today is just over 1400 with a probabilisitic survival rate in 2020 of under 10%. This rate assumes that no steps will be taken by us humans to correct this downward trend and all the reasons causing the falling population.

There is something we can do, even while sitting in the comfort of our homes or offices. We as a collective have the power to push our government to act.

NDTV is running a petition on their website and I hope that they are actually going to use that petition to bring the government to act (as opposed to simply using it as a gimmick to increase their eyeballs)

Our tigers are in deep trouble and there are at least 2 ways that you & I can act towards a solution.

1. Sign the Save the Tiger petition on NDTV
Hardly 15,000 people have signed it so far.

2. Log onto the prime minister’s website
and send him a polite mail (not more than 500 characters allowed in the mail, so choose your words with care), asking for the highest level of protection for India’s project tiger reserves. I request you to do this because tiger protection is not on his priority list - indeed, as the
Chairperson of the Wildlife Board, he can do a lot, but hasn’t. Our job is to put it high up on his agenda.

The one thing I request you to not do is to see this as someone else’s problem; it’s the least we can do. Also please forward this petition and this cause to your friends, so we can work to be the change we want to see in our country.


1 comment:

  1. hi Kim,

    Its nice that you have made a post on this. I am making a post on this too and asking others to do so and spread the word and save the remaining tigers.

    Here is the post in my blog.

    Spread the word and ask more people to blog about it and lets do the difference.




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