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hai on
hai on

Relocation, Relocation. Hawaii is notorious for introduce species to not only survive but thrive. its a crazy idea but losing tigers or any species is worth trying crazy things.  

Grace Torgerson
Grace Torgerson

Tigers are amazing and beautiful creatures that God has put on this earth for a reason. We have to trust that he will save them from poachers. 

corolyn clay
corolyn clay

The most basic problem with the endangerment of most species in the wild is the demand for the product that comes from that species. If the now generations are educated about the uselessness of those products to peoples who believe they impart some special enhancement to them as they have believed traditionally, the demand hings like Tigers and Rhino horn, etc. would loose their importance. But it is not only the traditions that have to change, it is the conception that such things give one status as well. If it is no longer "cool" or important to ones self image to flaunt the skin or fur or horn or whatever, then those who traffic in illegal products will be out of a job. We as humans are supposed to be intelligent but it seems that we are instead greedy, selfish beings and those who today care only for themselves will doom further generations to a world without beauty or wonder. More of us need to Do and not just talk about someone else Doing what is necessary to save our most magical world. If you shop for a product, don't buy one that comes from an endangered animal/plant, etc. If you want a pet, get one from a shelter, not an exotic. Teach your children, and if you don't have children teach your neighbor's children to respect the world around them. These are simple and easy things to do. We can all do them. And you guys, don't come down so hard on Brook, she is showing her ignorance not her heart. 


Dariusz Turczynski
Dariusz Turczynski

We as a people should pay more attention to our surroundings, we are only part of a complex system on Earth "like a puzzle", to make everything work properly, each element must be preserved. This is important also for our live.
Humans are now the dominant species on Earth. but our planet does not like domination, she likes to live in harmony and finds own solution to this problem, "see the dinosaurs". For our planet it is not important our live, and so can cope without us.

R Smoak
R Smoak

Stories and pictures like these make me ashamed to be a human.

Nileeni M.
Nileeni M.

Another misunderstood species. 

If humans keep interfering the wild like this further we'll lose all the beautiful things on Earth before we know they're gone.

Tanmay Sharma
Tanmay Sharma

It’s a serious issue. With only 3,200 remaining, the most worth watching tigers are becoming fewer and fewer in numbers every year. The reason for this is because of human-tiger conflict which needs to be resolved or else in coming years we won’t get to see this endangered wildlife again.


Guy Holder
Guy Holder

This is the problem isn't it? Almost 25 years where environmentalists single largest focus has been CO2 emissions and the polar bear - even though global temperatures have been stable since the late '90s and the polar bear population has increased several fold since the middle of the last century.


National Geographic, an outlet once singularly focused on conservation long ago went the way of alarmism about global warming - diverting the attention of a generation from very real and ongoing environmental issues to a fabricated crises with a focus on models and projections that have so far been amazingly innacurate.


Because of this malfeasance, important stories like these will receive far less attention than the next alarmist story about AGW. Meanwhile habitat destruction, encroachment and hunting, the only real environmental concerns brought about by our 6 fold increase in population in just 150 years will continue to be ignored.

Noval Stewart
Noval Stewart

asu loe..., aja wani kar macan karo wong wani beli

Jojo Espinueva
Jojo Espinueva

Tigers are not meant to be a pet... why are some affluent individuals get away with this? Such greed and apathy towards endangered species should not be tolerated!

Ruth Orovich
Ruth Orovich

The Chinese elite should be shamed for their use of tiger skins and tiger bones for wine!  Use social media to stop their greed for endangered animal products, including elephant and rhino horns.  

Greg Fietz
Greg Fietz

The WorldWideHumanPlague is the only problem. Talk and think about ways to fix that. Protecting the animals is hopeless. 

Brooke Fandrich
Brooke Fandrich

It's sad that people hunt them. Why can't they hunt other types of meat?

Anindya Ganguly
Anindya Ganguly

@hai on doesnt seem to be a great idea...introduction of a foreign species is never good for an ecosystem..if a foreign species survives it might spell doom for scores of native species

Grace Torgerson
Grace Torgerson

@R Smoak We should not be ashamed it is our human nature to sin, we should instead try to change it and put a stop to paoching.

Chris Meyering
Chris Meyering

@Guy Holder When dealing with Climate, you talk in terms of Millenniums, not decades. The last significant Climate shift was about 10,000 years ago at the end of the last ace age and we've had unprecedented Climate stability since due to a fortunate run of Atmospheric stability. This Climate stability also coincides with the rise of Human Civilization. During the previous 90,000 years of human existence we struggled to survive as the Climate was far more varied.

This is what Climate Scientists are worried about upsetting. Upsetting the delicate balance in the Atmosphere and in turn, having more unpredictable climate shifts in the future. This is an extremely alarming situation if the Scientists are correct about CO2 as our entire Ecosystem and the entire worlds Infrastructures and Economies are based on the current Climate which again, hasn't really changed for 8000 - 10000 years. 

Could you imagine if the Rain Forest Dries out or the Sahara turns wet? 

If this is turns about to be true, everything else is irrelevant.

craig  kasnoff
craig kasnoff

@Greg Fietz Hopeless? Pehaps.But only if one gives up on hope.And loosing hope would be just about as sad as loosing a species.

Gary Zaharatos
Gary Zaharatos

I meant to reply to this post. Brooke, please see above.

Gary Zaharatos
Gary Zaharatos

Hi Brooke. Can you please explain to me why it is ethical to hunt "other types of meat" but not tigers.

Grace Torgerson
Grace Torgerson

@Chris Meyering The world is not millions of years old it isn't 90,000 years old either. The world was created about 3,000 years ago by God.

John Savage
John Savage

@craig kasnoff @Greg Fietz  I've lost hope on Americans ability to spell and put together a grammatically correct sentence. Teachers and writers (those writing articles online) are sadly included.

Grace Torgerson
Grace Torgerson

@Gary Zaharatos We hunt deer and other types of meat from animals that are not almost extinct. We hunt deer because otherwise their species will take over. Tigers are beautiful creatures that God has made and why would we want to hunt them if they are almost all gone? My heart yearns to help them and to make people see how important they are to the ecosystem. What if the tigers go extinct, the other species that the tiger ate will take over and it will not be pretty. Our world is delicate and God, when he created us, put us in charge of the animals (He gave us dominion over them) I see why you don't understand why we can't hunt them since God told us we have to keep the population down, but he also want us to make sure that they stay a part of the world. I hope this helped. Good question!

@craig kasnoff you are right.

Gary Zaharatos
Gary Zaharatos

So it's ok to kill animals as long at there are plenty of them left. That's good to know, thanks!

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