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Tiger Facts

The tiger is the largest cat species, reaching a total body length of up to 3.3 m and weighing up to 306 kg. Its most recognisable feature is a pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.
• Scientific Name: Panthera Tigris
• Lifespan: 20 – 26 y (In captivity)
• Speed: 49 – 65 km/h (Adult, In Short Bursts)
• Height: 70 – 122 cm (At Shoulder, Adult)
• Mass: 0.7 – 1.4 kg (Newborn), 65 – 167 kg (Female, Adult), 90 – 306 kg (Male, Adult) • Length: 250 – 390 cm (Male, Adult), 200 – 275 cm (Female, Adult)

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Saving Tiger is also saving humans with its new projects.
Roaaaaarrr... help!
Abhishek Boral
T-Class Security : Saving Tiger is one of the NGOs who is doing good work not just directly for Tiger conservation but rather creating the necessary atmosphere where the lives of humans and wildlife do not intersect violently, but remain peacful and harmonious parallels.
‘Tyger, Tyger, burning bright. In the forests of the night…’ - William Blake

Panthera Tigris or Tiger, the largest animal of the cat family, has found its place in all forms of art and literature across centuries. It is the national animal of India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Malaysia and South Korea, has been declared endangered in 1969, and is standing on the threshold of extinction in 2013. Over the years various NGO’s and activists have come forward to join hands to preserve wildlife and prevent extinction of rare wild species.

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Bamboo craft being created... training and education lessen wildlife risks.

‘The daily workshops have benefitted us to a major extent. We sell crafts for a livelihood and avoid risking our lives by going into forest’

Environmental classes and crafts workshop is mandatory for kids and adults. "The daily workshops have benefitted us to a major extent. We sell crafts for a livelihood and avoid risking our lives by going into forest," says Rina Bhuiya, a villager living in Sunderbans.

Saving Tiger is planning to distribute medical kits and hold medical camps in the villages in association with the West Bengal Forest Department. "We are trying to keep man away from wild. Villagers of these high risk areas have to go deep into the forest for medicinal herbs. Easy availability of medicines will deter them from going to the forest and avoid man-animal conflict," shared a forest official.

As Saving Tiger continues its work to conserve rare species of the wild at grass root level, environmentalists look at making the urbanites conscious of medicinal and consumer products that encourages killing of animals for raw materials.

Until then, "Roaaaarr...." will mean, "Help me."

Saving Tiger from NGO in Kolkata, India, is dedicated to the conservation of wild life and focuses on preventing the extinction of Tigers from the wild. ‘We are concerned with all aspects related to wild life conservation including man animal conflicts, loss of habitats, poaching and other external influences which affect the forests and the natural habitat of wild life’, explained Indrajit Sengupta, Founder President of Saving Tiger, when EarthSmiles.net asked him about the NGO’s scope of work.

The NGO is involved in various long term projects in high risk areas where dangers to humans and wild life are prevalent and need to be addressed on an ongoing basis. The most important ongoing project deals with attempts to reduce man-animal conflict. "Man-animal conflicts have been a major cause of life loss for man and animals. We are trying to create awareness as well as educate people to co habit, reduce the risks and lessen the undue dependence on wildlife for a living."

Saving Tiger has set up a school in the Sunderbans (home of the Royal Bengal tiger) to educate children living in the villages there. "The school is not a conventional one but is an institution created with the purpose of making children aware about the environment they live in, daily risks and showing them ways and means to prevent trespassing by tigers and other wild animals."

A team of locals has also been recruited to impart environmental education in adults in order to contribute towards local employment.