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Save the Sumatran tigers from extinction

My campaign goal is to raise awareness of endangered species and help prevent them from becoming extinct. In particular the largest member in the cat family, the tiger, and the closest subspecies to Australia the Sumatran tiger. Many people are unaware how quickly the population of tigers is decreasing all over the globe. This is happening due to poaching, hunting and harming their habitat. In the 1900’s there were around 100,000 tigers throughout the world, today there is only around 3000-4500 that still exist. We have lost up to 97% of wild tigers in the past century. We need to take action and help these poor creatures otherwise before we know it tigers will just be a memory and they will be added to the list of extinct animals. And the news is even worse for the Sumatran tiger.

The Sumatran tiger is a unique species its fur is darker colour than most tigers and their stripes are also thicker. Stripes tend to disintegrate into spots near their ends, and lines of small dark specks between regular stripes may be found on the back, flanks and hind legs. The Sumatran tiger is one of the smallest tiger subspecies. Males weigh 100 to 140 kg and measure 220 to 225 cm in length.

The Sumatran tiger is one of the most endangered tiger species, there are only around 400 of its kind still alive today. They are holding on for survival in the remaining patches of forests on the island of Sumatra. Deforestation and poaching are the main reasons for why this elegant creature is on its way to extinction, just like the Javan and Balinese tigers.

In order to save tigers from extinction the main thing we need to do is protect their habitat, the forests across Asia and particularly Sumatra. If forests are destroyed these poor creatures are going to have nowhere to live and forced to find a new habitat. Also we need to put more strict laws on poaching. Poaching needs to be put to a stop once and for all because these animal are being killed and slaughtered just for money. They are selling the heads of tigers and getting profit. This is not the right thing to do and the stricter the law on poaching the more tigers will survive.

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