Aldo Leopold and the Bengal Tiger

Aldo Leopold and the Bengal Tiger - Tigers or Humans?...

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Aldo Leopold and the Bengal Tiger Matt Deis Professor Powers PHIL 448 15 March 2011 Can a new environmental ethic save the Bengal Tiger?
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Ranthambhore National Park One of India’s first nine reserves. Created in reaction to a 1972 census that put Bengal Tiger numbers at 2,400 125,000 people living on the borders of the reserve Currently linked with other reserves in the area. (Darra, Ramgarh) Birthplace of “Broken Tail” Story of “Broken Tail” is representative of the modern day Bengal Tiger
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The Departure of “Broken Tail” Since the turn of the century Tigers have lost close to 93% of their land range to human encroachment Enclosing tiger ranges is detrimental to genetic variation and deters tiger’s natural need to roam Scattering of sanctuaries often results in the splitting up of families
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Unformatted text preview: Tigers or Humans? Without the Bengal Tiger, the forests of India will disappear The population surrounding the mountain range depends on the watersheds provided in the valleys Bengal Tigers only threats: Habitat Destruction and Poaching What Needs to Change? Development and implementation of new environmental ethic Education that includes environmental curriculum Enlightenment of the importance of It assumes, falsely, I think, that the economic parts of the biotic clock will function without the uneconomic parts. Aldo Leopold What Has Changed. Broken Tails mother still alive Darra sanctuary designated as a National Park Ramgarh Sanctuary under assesment Current population number: 1,400 and...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course PHIL 448 taught by Professor Powers during the Spring '11 term at University of Delaware.

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