Published on : Thursday, March 8, 2018
We all are pretty much aware of the phrase – ‘prevention is better than cure’ as it entails that it’s better to stop something from happening than to repair the injuries. In few scenarios, like the Wildlife, the damage could be irreparable. As we all, globally, dedicate, 3rd of March to celebrate the significance of wildlife resources every year, 2018’s World Wildlife Day gives us the chance to mainly understand that prevention (of wildlife) is better than the loss. Therefore, the urgency to partner with stakeholders and educate and engage the public on the apropos need to save the diminishing flora and fauna, with 2018’s focus on the Big Cats.
Big predatory cats like Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Jaguars, Cheetahs, Puma, and Snow Leopard are categorized as Big Cats, collectively. The steady drop in the number of these important creatures from the wildlife has risen the call for urgent and feasible actions to stop the extermination of these Big Cats .A century before, records verified the profusion of thousands of tropical Big Cats across Nigeria and the African continent, at large.
Nowadays, in spite of numerous censuses, trap cameras, and field research, the attendance of these magnanimous creatures is barely seen in some hitherto predominant areas, putting aside figures that we can be really proud of. What happened? Poaching, habitat loss, desertification, bush burning, deforestation, and human-animal conflict.
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