Why are tigers becoming endangered in India?
Tigers have large territories, and people need more and more space. So conflict between the two is inevitable.
Because of Humans. Ancient Chinese Medicine believes that Tigers body parts have medicinal properties. Because of this Tigers were killed extensively and indiscriminately. Because of this, they were pushed to near extinction. India, China and all neighboring countries where the Bengal Tiger lives have banned hunting and so, the tiger population is slowly recovering
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Tigers are critically endangered species. For decades man has hunted down Tigers for sport and for its skin and body parts. This has reduced the tiger number from sever hundred thousands to a few thousand worldwide. Though there were wide spread in many countries in Asia, they are now present only in isolated pockets of jungles in India, Tibet and Russia. Poaching is the biggest threat to Tiger populations in India.