According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s red list, the Siberian (Amur) tiger population dropped to as low as 20-30 individual tigers in Russia in the 1930s. Today, conservation efforts have helped the population rebound to about 360 in Russia (as of 2005). Despite the positive progress, all tiger subspecies are still considered endangered due to human activity.
We Are Nature, the new exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, explores how humans are positively and negatively impacting other species like Siberian tigers in The Anthropocene.
The Anthropocene is the current geological era in which humans are making a profound impact on the geological strata. While the term itself is still being debated by geologists, the museum is embracing it as a social and cultural tool for exploring the broad sum effect humans are having on the planet in the exhibition We Are Nature: Living in the Anthropocene—open now through summer 2018.