Amur tiger: what dangers threaten him?
The Amur tiger is distinguished among other species of its family of larger size. The characteristic bright color, thick and long hair, powerful body - these features allow this proud animal to adapt to life in the harsh environment of Primorye Territory. However, for a long time, the Amur tiger in danger, putting it on the brink of extinction.
Experts estimate that today the Amur tiger population is a little over three hundred individuals. Tigers mainly in pine forests of the Sikhote-Alin. Sudden changes in temperature throughout the year beast well tolerated. In winter, the tiger is able to arrange a maturation in the snow, and if there is a need for long-term shelter, he hides in the recesses between the ledges of rocks. In general, the Amur tiger good adapted to the conditions of Primorye. Much of their time conducting tiger on the prowl. Predator prey are deer, elk, wild boar, roe deer, and sometimes bears. Tiger is able to watch for a long time production, and then to overtake her several broad jumps. Failure to long run makes the tiger very prudently apply to hunting. If the prey escapes, chase it does not become a predator. Comparable to him on the strength of natural enemies in the Amur tiger is practically no, but the person is able to give him a lot of trouble. After the mass death of wild boar, roe deer and red deer in the mid 80-ies of the last century, tigers have become reluctant to attack dogs and livestock. Created in connection with the gang of hunters managed to destroy "without trial" a few dozen tigers. A few years later, when in fact opened the border with China, we have begun a genuine hunt for unique predator. Both local and alien hunters chased the skins taiga handsome, hoping to get rich quick. By the end of the last century, the number of tigers, thus sharply reduced. Concerned about the situation, environmentalists and animal welfare advocates have sounded the alarm. a project for the protection of the Amur tiger from extinction have been implemented. To study the behavior of animals in the wild began to use radio collars that allow to control movement of tigers and appreciate their habits. The established national parks and reserves of the Siberian tiger is now under state protection, but the rest of the predator vulnerable to poachers. Another factor adversely affecting the strength of the animal population - human economic activity. Laying of pipelines, cutting cedar rounded up Tiger favored by their seats, forcing to follow to move to other places of potential prey. For the life of the Amur tiger in need of extensive hunting grounds, so the destruction of the usual habitat is the main source of danger for the population. Search solution is not necessary at the local and at the national level.