Translated from the Dutch SOVON ornithologists:
Friday, October 3, 2014
On October 2, the first wave of white-fronted geese arrived in the Netherlands. At bird counting sites more than 90,000 flying individuals were total counted. The geese are slightly later than last year, but still very early. The last decade on average white-fronted geese arrive earlier and earlier.
As a part of celebrating World Wildlife Week I will be sharing information about the importance of saving our Natural History, hopefully trying to create awareness among the growing nature lovers. Lets start with why we need to save the Tiger.
The tiger is at the top of the food chain. Therefore, the healthy presence of tigers indicates healthy forests. The presence of tigers in a forest has dual benefits, firstly, it keeps the ungulate (hoofed animals like deer and wild boar) population in check and also keeps humans at bay as most people are scared of venturing into a tiger or lion forest. This mostly applies to poor villagers and not poachers and hunting tribes. If there is no apex predator, herbivores wreak havoc and humans enter the forest for farming, logging, and poaching of smaller animals with less fear. The existence of tigers is vital for the survival…
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