Most likely. Factors leading to the decrease in tiger population include poaching, but also loss of habitat and corridors between appropriate habitats due to development.
The tiger is endangered because of habitat loss more than poaching, although poaching certainly doesn’t help. As human populations encroach on tiger habitat, tiger numbers are limited by reduced range more than any other factor. It takes a large area to sustain enough prey to support a tiger population.
I doubt it. But that depends on what you mean by poaching. If your question is “if people weren’t killing tigers for sport or money… ” then the other harmful human behavior might still put them on the list.
Apart from poaching for reputation, ritual, or monetary gain, in many areas the encroachment of expanding human territory threatens the territory of tigers and ultimately causes their death. Humans destroy their habitats, hunt the tigers’ prey, and this results in death by starvation or other attempted means of survival, countered by human violence.
I think the tiger would definitely still be endangered, even though they are known for their adaptive abilities. With the various subspecies of tigers, as with so many other animals, destruction of their habitat is a big part of their ongoing classification as endangered. In India, for instance, as more and more of the tiger’s forest homes are being cleared for farmland, tigers are being spotted in higher elevations, where there is both insufficient prey and intemperate conditions (see the full article below).
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