Its beauty, stealth, and strength combine to make a powerful picture that serves many purposes in the world of human imagery.

Unfortunately, that same power creates a number of conflicting viewpoints and approaches to the conservation of the animal. Innumerable questions surrounding those approaches can be found in every strategy, and the answers, while seeming clear at one moment, turn illusive the next.

Here, we hope to make you aware of the spectrum of questions that give rise to these controversies. We cannot hope to supply all the answers. Each concerned individual must make up his or her own mind on each of these controversial topics, and we hope to supply the facts to help you do exactly that. Only then will you be able to judiciously support a particular approach or set of approaches to the conservation of the wild tiger.