Conflict

Human and Habitat conflicts

People and tigers increasingly compete for space. Tigers have lost 93% of their historical range. The conflict threatens the world’s remaining wild tigers and poses a major problem for communities living in or near forests with tigers. Clearing forests for agriculture and timber, the building of road networks and other development activities pose serious threats to tiger habitats. As forests shrink and prey gets scarce, tigers are forced to hunt domestic livestock. In retaliation, tigers are killed or captured and often end up for sale in black markets.