Sachin bats for tiger conservation

Published: Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 11:26 [IST]
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Sachin to support tiger conservation

Hamilton: Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar and the Indian Cricket team are supporting the conservation of critically endangered species, tiger.

Speaking on the eve of India's first cricket Test against New Zealand, he said, "At the start of the century, there were nearly 40,000 tigers in India. Today, that number has shrunk to 1,700 and we are losing at least one tiger a month. The rate at which the tiger is being hunted down is alarming."

Speaking further he said that like dinosaur have extincted like-wise tigers might get extincted for future generations.

"Though I am no expert in this field, I feel the tiger should be allowed to live without disturbance in the forests. As we have our own homes and territories, the tiger has its territory. We should not disturb its habitat. That would be the best way to ensure that this magnificent survives in our forests," he added.

He urged everyone to join hands to save the rare species.

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