Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Nokia to save the Indian tiger from extinction

In order to save the Indian tiger, Finnish mobile phone company, Nokia has declared to join with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) India. reports:

Enunciating on the partnership, heads of both organizations expressed concern over the declining tiger population in the country, and elaborated on the role the partnership could play in curbing this decline.

The tiger conservation project will address issues such as alternative livelihood for local communities, environmental awareness, and communication. It will also address critical issues that face the Southwestern Ghats today, including the loss of bio-diversity and the conflict between human beings and wildlife. Nokia and the World Wildlife Fund India will work towards providing education and alternative livelihood programs to villages around tiger reserves and National Protected Areas such as Ranthambore in Rajasthan.

The population around the world is increasing and to meet the growing demands of this population every day hundreds of acres of forests are destroyed. India being one of the densely populated countries in the world is suffering from serious deforestation problems. Because of deforestation, the tigers are losing their natural habitat. In addition, illegal poaching is claiming lives of many wild animals including the tiger. Now is the time to do something or else we will lose many such beautiful animals.

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