Comments on: No hope for the Indian tiger? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/12/no-hope-for-the-indian-tiger/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: poachersmustdie http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/12/no-hope-for-the-indian-tiger/comment-page-1/#comment-18335 Sun, 18 Sep 2011 17:35:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2509#comment-18335 we should make an example of paochers. line them up in some place very public like tiananmen square and run them down with tanks or let the chinese blast them with assult rifles on international news. anybody who buys tiger parts should also be burnt to death with mapom. but hey people love people more than we love other species a damn shame really cause they will all be gone forever very soon. People that kill almost exticnt animals are worse than genocidal mass murders.

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By: kapstvm http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/12/no-hope-for-the-indian-tiger/comment-page-1/#comment-16633 Tue, 21 Dec 2010 16:13:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2509#comment-16633 guys just share what all we can do with it? how can we act? give suggestions please!

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By: bluetiger9669 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/12/no-hope-for-the-indian-tiger/comment-page-1/#comment-15343 Wed, 15 Sep 2010 07:16:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2509#comment-15343 the need to protect and preserve the tigers is paramount and requires that extreme measures be taken to stop the wanton slaughter of these beautiful creatures.double or triple the forest guards and order them to shoot to kill all poachers. this will give nature and the tigers a chance to recover.also it is very necessary to protect and preserve the tiger breeding areas so that the tigers can reproduce.importing of swine to be released would aid in assuring that adequate protien is available as well.

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By: Bhatia.R http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/12/no-hope-for-the-indian-tiger/comment-page-1/#comment-13073 Wed, 03 Mar 2010 11:06:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2509#comment-13073 http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?re lid=58703

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By: Redant http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/12/no-hope-for-the-indian-tiger/comment-page-1/#comment-12937 Sat, 13 Feb 2010 18:36:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2509#comment-12937 Today’s Wash Post has an article on how the Chinese are driving the Indian Tiger towards extinction. They show remarkable insensitivity to so many of the world’s problems. This is just one of them.

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By: Anju1984 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/12/no-hope-for-the-indian-tiger/comment-page-1/#comment-12673 Sun, 17 Jan 2010 20:12:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2509#comment-12673 I am completely in agreement with Dr L Milich’s view that we ought to follow Kenya’s example in dealing with poachers in India. That would instil fear in poachers reducing the instances of the same in time. The mere fact that one can get away with minor punishments even if caught for poaching is the reason that such things continue to happen. It is indeed a shame that we cannot live in harmony with the fellow creatures we share our world with.

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By: Petercj http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/12/no-hope-for-the-indian-tiger/comment-page-1/#comment-12654 Fri, 15 Jan 2010 07:24:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2509#comment-12654 The death of the Tiger would be a national calamity and shameful. It would be evidence that not even our most protected and nationally important symbols are safe in India.

The death of each tiger is beyond grief, it is an admission of our failure and of our callous disregard for the beauty and majesty of our country. If India allows the tiger to die out, might we all ask “what hope is there for us”

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By: Dr_L_Milich http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/12/no-hope-for-the-indian-tiger/comment-page-1/#comment-12653 Fri, 15 Jan 2010 06:16:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2509#comment-12653 I answer to Benny, what if we cloned the tiger? Where would we put the animals? The issue is that India already has too many people, and that, my friends, is the so-called invisible elephant in the room. Until population and its demands on natural resources begins to decline, there is no hope for the tiger or any of a multitude of other species – especially with a government as pusillanimous as India’s. Take a leaf out of the Kenya Wildlife Service’s anti-poaching strategies: they shoot poachers. End of story. THAT’s what India needs to do if it is serious about conserving the tiger. Anything else is, pardon the pun, a paper tiger.

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By: AnupShah http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/12/no-hope-for-the-indian-tiger/comment-page-1/#comment-12652 Fri, 15 Jan 2010 02:27:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2509#comment-12652 Too bad the future of the Tigers in the wild is bleak.

Issue lies with the very basic ‘struggle’ of our people living in the villages surrounding our so called protected National parks…
would they care for filling their families hungry stomachs or worry about the so called National Animal in a country filled with hypocrites.

As long as there are buyers – and be assured there are billion of them just north of India’s borders – villagers and poachers have great incentives to hunt tigers.

Cloning….easier said than done. And even when its done…it is not going to be the solution. The problem is not that Tigers are dying….Tigers are getting poached for money.

Unless until we raise the standard of living for the people in the villages surrounding to the parks, most efforts are going to be in vain.

May be the future of Indian Tiger and most of the wild life does lie in the ‘controlled’ zoos and Cloning.

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By: RajeevK http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/01/12/no-hope-for-the-indian-tiger/comment-page-1/#comment-12651 Thu, 14 Jan 2010 23:35:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2509#comment-12651 Benny

@WHY NOT CLONNING those disappearing wild animals, before it is too late?”

–Cloning is being considered/undertaken for various endangered species in India. It is not that easy as it sounds though. Also cloning is not going to solve the problem of rapid decrease in tigers and more importantly cloning will not bring back the genetic diversity in short run. Number via cloning will give a false sense of security because genetic diversity will be lacking–it’s a clone after all. Genetic diversity will take time—multiple breedings.

We got to remember that cloning is not a solution to poaching and deforestation. What are we going to do with 1000 times more tigers if we do not have natural habitat for them. Also, we do not know exactly what we are getting with cloning. There is lot unknown in cloning. But sure cloning is better than facing a scenario of having no tiger.

Perhaps we need to clone responsible citizens and politicians and the remaining should be trashed!

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