The Fate of Wild Tigers

  title={The Fate of Wild Tigers},
  author={Eric Dinerstein and Colby J. Loucks and Eric D. Wikramanayake and Joshua Ross Ginsberg and Eric W. Sanderson and John Seidensticker and Jessica L. Forrest and Gosia Bryja and Andrea Heydlauff and Sybille A. Klenzendorf and Peter Leimgruber and Judy Mills and Timothy G. O'Brien and Mahendra Duwal Shrestha and Ross Simons and Melissa Songer},
ABSTRACT Wild tigers are in a precarious state. Habitat loss and intense poaching of tigers and their prey, coupled with inadequate government efforts to maintain tiger populations, have resulted in a dramatic range contraction in tiger populations. Tigers now occupy 7 percent of their historical range, and in the past decade, the area occupied by tigers has decreased by as much as 41 percent, according to some estimates. If tigers are to survive into the next century, all of the governments… 

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