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  Tigers need more protection
Updated 09 May 2004, 13.05
Sumatran tiger
Melissa has been doing some research on tigers and has found out that the population is decreasing.

In her report she says that tigers have rights too and should be protected.

"In recent years, the illegal hunting for tiger body parts that are used in traditional Chinese medicines has become a major problem.

I believe that this trade should be banned immediately and I have several reasons to think this.

Firstly, the tigers' habitat has shrunk dramatically in recent decades.

Tigers are found only in scattered populations in parts of the Indian subcontinent, South East Asia, Sumatra, with a small number remaining in China.

Big drop in numbers

Although there are not accurate recent estimates of the world's tiger population, it is thought to have fallen by 95%.

In conclusion, I think tigers should have their own rights and should be protected.

I hope you agree!"

Melissa, 10, Harrogate


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