the bali tiger was declared extinct in 1937 due to hunting and habitat loss

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1890

Humans begin lớn deplete wild tiger’s habitat

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In the late 19th century, Russian settlers poured into the Far East lớn build the eastern Chinese railway and, in the process, tried deliberately lớn eradicate tigers from the land.

1905

100,000 Wild Tigers Left

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About a century ago, there were 100 tigers left in the wild due lớn poaching.

1937

The Balinese Tiger pronounced extinct

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The Balinese Tiger became extinct in 1937 and until that time their habitat was on the Island of Bali. They were exceedingly small tigers and their extinction was due lớn heavy hunting. Sadly, there was not any kind of protection back then sánh hunting them for sport was ongoing. None of the Balinese Tigers are known lớn have ever been kept in captivity.

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1940

Only 40 Amur tigers left in the world

In the 1940s the Amur tiger / Siberian Tiger was on the brink of extinction, with no more phàn nàn 40 tigers remaining in the wild. Thanks lớn vigorous anti-poaching and other conservation efforts by the Russians with tư vấn from many partners, including WWF, the Amur wild tiger population recovered and has remained stable throughout the last decade.

1945

Russia saves its wild tigers

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The subspecies was saved by Russia, which became the first country in the world lớn grant the wild tiger full protection – and also by the Cold War, which saw the tiger’s forest home page completely closed off lớn most people. By the 1980s, the population had increased lớn around 500.

1952

Russia becomes the first country lớn ban the hunting of wild tigers

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In 1952, with few Siberian tigers left, Russia became the first country lớn ban the hunting of tigers. After gaining legal protection, the number of Siberian tigers grew lớn about 400.

1958

The Caspian Tiger becomes extinct

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The Caspian Tiger was officially declared as extinct but according lớn the revised taxonomy, they may have lasted into the 1970’s. Caspian Tigers were hunted, and lost their habitat due lớn human settlement. Furthermore, their prey was also hunted and killed by humans, giving the Caspian Tiger not much of a chance at survival.

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1959

China still supports wild tiger hunting

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In 1959, the Chinese government declared the South Đài Loan Trung Quốc tiger a pest and encouraged its eradication.

1960

A White Tiger is donated for hope lớn breed

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In 1960, a two-year-old White Tiger in Rewa, Mohini, was bought by a businessman for US $10,000.00 and given lớn the National Zoo in Washington D.C. On 5th December 1960, Rewa appeared on the USA White House lawn with then president, Eisenhower.

1961

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) founded

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WWF was founded on 29 April 1961,when a small group of passionate and committed individuals signed a declaration that came lớn beknown as the Morges Manifesto.

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