TYGER! TYGER! BURNING BRIGHT
IN THE FORESTS OF THE NIGHT,
WHAT IMMORTAL HAND OR EYE
COULD FRAME THY FEARFUL SYMMETRY?
Thus wrote the poet William Blake.
The Bengal tiger, shown here, is found primarily in India. Smaller populations exist in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China, and Myanmar. More than 2,500 are left in the wild. In the 1970s, India created tiger reserves, which has helped to stabilize their numbers, although they are still at risk.
The poet Kiran Verma envisions a New Earth in which “tigers roam the forests and great whales roam the seas.” Read the poem here.
We must protect the tigers and all wild species.
28 January 2019