I wrote to a few friends to ask for contributions for Tiger Blogfest 2010 in conjunction with Earth Day. The plight of our Malayan Tiger is obvious. Would they pen a few lines and let us know their thoughts?
Thank you contributors! Your views/ideas are important to us.
Sugurajah Ramalingam, retired civil servant
The idea is laudable but it is the implementation of it that faces enormous hurdles especially in a country like Malaysia with so many competing demands politically, economically, and socially.
However, one can still try despite all the ever present constraints to evolve a strategy towards the objective. I feel that before anything is done, one needs to carry out some sort of a survey to at least guesstimate the number of tigers by tracking them by implanting micro chips in them. That will enable one to obtain their geographical habitats or the extent of it as well as indicate their numbers.
Besides one needs to know their approximate current numbers as that will serve as a benchmark against which one can monitor the outcomes of the strategies adopted to save the tigers. That should tell one whether the strategies in place are a success or failure and if the latter, whether one needs to look at alternative strategies.
Ho Ce Line, 11 years
Round and round
there they roam
until they are found
please do not destroy their home
On all fours
they walk around with their paws
save our Malayan tigers to be fair
please think of them with care
While the young tigers play
at the place they can stay
leave them alone
they have enough trouble of their own
Tiger skin bags
tiger skin boots filling up the shoe racks
is it the best we can do?
let the tigers continue to rule!
Linda Tan Lingard, publisher of OYEZ! Books, president of SCBWI Malaysia ( Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators)
Do check out Friends For a Tiger by Peter Worthington., author of The Tipee Hipee Animal Adventure Series. Please click on the link to view.