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Educational Outreach: Secondary (High) Schools and Universities
What Mr. Marr is doing with his life is an extraordinary thing. Not only the fact that he goes to India to teach the villagers about the situation, but he recognizes he can only do this type of work for so long, and he needs to start a new generation of conservationists. Once he is done doing his work, someone will need to step in his shoe and continue it, because if they donít, then many species will be gone forever. He not only is cultivating a new generation of tiger conservationists, but one of endangered species conservationists in general. The tiger is just one of hundreds of animals in its same peril.
Mr. Marr realizes that if he were to go to India and just tell the people to stop poaching tigers, they would not listen to him. He acknowledges that he must teach them an alternative way to making ends meet. He also does not want the inhabitants to become dependent on others for the alternative sources of energy so he teaches them how to not only use the other sources of energy, but how to create them. Cooking food in a box might be a crude way of doing it, but if that can then be reproduced on a larger scale instead of burning up wood or coal the whole world would be better of doing it.
Mr. Marr and other conservationists do something that usually goes totally
unappreciated in the rest of the world. If it was not for them some of the
animals that are still around today might not be here. Or perhaps, some of
the animals might be here today will be gone tomorrow of conservationists
donít get the support needed. Itís hard to imagine a world without some of
its greatest animals such as the bald eagle, pandas, leopards, wolves, and
the Bengal tiger.
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