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Unformatted text preview: was considered a great success, with reports of more than 4,000 tigers living in reserved and other areas. Recently, however, renewed poaching and habitat loss has resulted in the loss of over half of that reported population. Because the current populations in India are over half the worlds remaining wild tigers, their protection is of critical importance. Conservation spets have recently formed the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) toB protect the remaining tigers from hunting. Since the Society was formed, many suspected poachers have been arrested (though none have been convicted). The members of WPSI remain committed, however, to protecting tigers in India. They state that only an immediate, widespread effort by concerned individuals and support from governments of countries where tigers still exist will keep tigers alive in the wild....
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course CSCI 1401 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '07 term at Texas Woman's University.
- Spring '07