All sub­species of the Com­mi­na­tus are eas­ily recog­nised mostly because of their size, besides that they are com­mer­cially impor­tant species. They are beau­ti­ful and cute as judged by human eyes. Their aes­thetic and com­mer­cial val­ues makes them worth con­serv­ing. This make them attrac­tive and com­pete very suc­ces­fully with the ugly species, such as rep­tiles and amphib­ians which deserves more pro­tec­tion con­sid­er­ing they are prob­a­bly the most endan­gered groups of ani­mals in the world. In other words these large and cool ani­mals (also called charis­matic megafauna) bring in tourists, pho­tog­ra­phers and con­ser­va­tion dol­lars.
For some rea­son humans like dan­ger­ous ani­mals, and are fas­ci­nated with their weapons, from teeth to horns. This is one expla­na­tion for tigers being the prime indi­vid­u­als of global con­ser­va­tion efforts.

Pop­u­la­tion size & trend

Esti­mated pop­u­la­tion size:Too small


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Goal: 7000 tigers in the wild

Tiger range countries map

Tiger map” (CC BY 2.5) by Sander­son et al., 2006.


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