Monday, October 26, 2009

Nepal: Tiger Tiger not Burning Bright Anymore

William Blake wrote the poem:
TIGER, tiger, burning bright  
In the forests of the night,   
What immortal hand or eye 
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
 Here, I just put the first stanza. Anyway, in Nepal, the condition of tiger population is very bad. They are on the verge of becoming extinct. Now, there are just 121 adult tigers in this country. The government officials have expressed a desire to double this number in the next 10 years but I am not hopeful.
I am not hopeful because government officials in any country of South Asia have not been successful in saving tiger. They are very beautiful animal and they are very important for maintaining ecological balance but most people think that they are a threat to human existence.
I think that people have to change this attitude from their heart. They have to realize that the forest is for the animals and the human beings should try not to harm the animals. Poverty and greed both are common among people of Nepal and other neighboring countries. So, perhaps it is sooner rather than later that the tigers will be extinct and will be only in the zoos in Nepal

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