Airing On Saturay
May 6th 2017
8:00 pm eastern, 7:00 pm central and 5:00 pm pacific
On Natures Talk Shows On The Brink of Extinction Tigers and their vanishing habitats will be the topic of discussion. In order to live in the wild, tigers need water to drink, animals to hunt, and vegetation in which to hide. As the mountains, jungles, forests, and long grasses that have long been home to tigers disappear, so, too, do tigers.
Agricultural expansion, timber cutting, new roads, human settlement, industrial expansion and hydroelectric dams push tigers into smaller and smaller areas of land. These forest fragments are surrounded by rapidly growing and relatively poor human populations, including increasing numbers of illegal hunters. Without wilderness, the wild tiger will not survive.