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The worldwide tiger habitat has shrank dramatically over the last 100 years.  (Source: Curious Maps)

There are now estimated to be less than 3,200 tigers left in the wild. Researchers and conservationists estimate the species could go extinct in a couple decades without dramatic intervention.  (Source: Moss Project)
One of the world's largest and most iconic predators may soon go extinct in the wild





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RE: All the money in the world won't save them
By kroker on 2/11/2010 5:48:02 PM , Rating: -1
Even if we manage to save all of the tigers that we currently have left, with such a small sample we've already lost a lot of the genetic diversity.

Oh well, we don't deserve them anyway. We've proven time and time again how retarded, wasteful and self-centered we are, with all our childish wars, our inflated egos and our never-ending greed. We'll get what we deserve in the end. Instead of a lush paradise full of biodiversity and fascinating beauty, we'll get a toxic desolate wasteland. We'll have lots of shiny gadgets, fancy cars, huge skyscrapers and fancy designer clothes to show for it though. So it will all be worthed, right?


By Spuke on 2/11/2010 6:04:10 PM , Rating: 2
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we'll get a toxic desolate wasteland
Dude, where do you live? Jesus!


RE: All the money in the world won't save them
By porkpie on 2/11/2010 6:08:24 PM , Rating: 5
Take your ignorant, poisonous, misanthropic philosophy elsewhere. Oh, and let's add hypocritical...because your complaint was typed and transmitted through a whole series of "shiny gadgets". If you really believed your tripe, you'd be living naked your "lush paradise". That is, until one of these tigers found you and ate you.

Humanity has progressed so far we've forgotten one very important thing. Nature is not our friend. It's our enemy. It freezes us in the winter, scorches us in the summer. It kills us with disease, animal attacks, hunger, starvation, rain, flood, lightning strike, earthquake, and a million other ways.

Science and technology has allowed us to alter nature so much that idiots like you think "nature" is the view you get from watching documentaries on TV. Without mankind's changing of nature, it is a harsh, brutal environment that kills 75% of all people before they even reach childhood...as it did throughout most of recorded history.

Which -- if you ever abandoned all the shiny gadgets you pretend to despide so much -- you'd find out very quickly.


RE: All the money in the world won't save them
By whiskerwill on 2/11/2010 6:18:57 PM , Rating: 4
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Nature is not our friend. It's our enemy. It freezes us in the winter, scorches us in the summer. It kills us with disease, animal attacks, hunger, starvation, rain, flood, lightning strike, earthquake, and a million other ways.
If we dumped his dumb ass out naked out in the middle of a tiger preserve, I wonder how long it would be before he was begging to come back to civilization?


By Seemonkeyscanfly on 2/11/2010 6:29:51 PM , Rating: 3
Who knows, we would have dumped him out and flew out by guessing helicopter. He'd have no radio. I'll give him one option; compass, shorts, or a bowie type knife (with hostler).
Now I bet begging to come back to civilization inside 1 hour, if dropped off in deep jungle area, just no one to hear him.


By grenableu on 2/11/2010 9:48:21 PM , Rating: 3
I'm smelling a hot new reality show: "Greens vs. Nature". Put a bunch of environuts in the jungle without any camping gear, and see which of them drives the SUV back to the city first.


By mxnerd on 2/15/2010 7:39:30 AM , Rating: 2
This is funny. If that's your logic, maybe we should burn down all the trees and grasses in the world, since nature is our enemy.

Human and nature must exist in a balanced way.


RE: All the money in the world won't save them
By Pneumothorax on 2/11/2010 10:16:54 PM , Rating: 2
"How does it feel to betray your own race?"


RE: All the money in the world won't save them
By Andy35W on 2/12/2010 1:52:50 AM , Rating: 1
"How does it feel to betray your own race?"

I guess he thinks that not wanting to live in a world that is either factories or farms is not betraying your race?

The human race does tend to be rather species centric in it's viewpoint you have to admit.

The talk above of nature being the enemy above is just rubbish, man works best when it works with nature, not against it. For instance, does man pollinate most fruit that is grown commercially? Or are pollinating insects the "enemy" as well?

Don't be such self centred ignorant narrow minded pricks.

Andy


By porkpie on 2/12/2010 10:34:13 AM , Rating: 4
"I guess he thinks that not wanting to live in a world that is either factories or farms is not betraying your race?"

A world without "farms and factories" is a world in which 90% of us would be dead in a month. It's a world unable to support modern science and technology, a world in which life is no better than that of an animal: nasty, brutish, and very short.

"The human race does tend to be rather species centric in it's viewpoint "

"Species Centric" means putting humans first. Someone who fails to do that is betraying their own race, yes.


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