What to do?

Many of our readers have been asking what to do? There is widespread agreement and awareness of the need to save tigers, but the public needs an action plan which is not tied down by the so called red tape. Many people say they will contribute funds but have doubts if it will ever get used in the right time and manner? So, we will suggest here, things to do!

Let’s be very clear. Tiger killing is NOT the major reason for the dwindling tiger population. THE major reason is the dwindling forest cover and ever increasing encroachment of the forests by us, humans. An adult male tiger needs about 80 to 100 square kilometers forest area overlapping the area of about 2 to 3 female tigers to survive and reproduce.

What we can do? We have to educate, mold public opinion and actively participate to increase the forest cover and arrest deforestation. WE have to cut down OUR industrial and consumerist greed!

For a start, form a group of like minded people and start planting trees and protecting them. If you have lot of funds, buy out areas in the forest fringe areas and build non-commercial plantations with lot of trees. You could even pool funds if this is not possible individually. Create a society or trust and do this!

Please also see some of our past comments in the below pages for more ideas.

http://www.savetigers.com/our-comments-upto-06-feb-2010

http://www.savetigers.com/our-comments-upto-13-feb-2010

http://www.savetigers.com/our-comments-upto-20-feb-2010

113 thoughts on “What to do?”

  1. YES ITS TRUE THAT ACQUIRING OF FORESTS AREAS HAVE BEEN A MAJOR CAUSE OF DECLINE IN THE NUMBER OF TIGERS AS THEY DO NOT GET ENOUGH SPACE TO MOVE ABOUT .BUT TO DEVELOP NEW INDUSTRIES AND ACQUIRE AGRICULTURAL LAND FPORESTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE CLEARED .THUS THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN THE TWO SO THAT BOTH THE DEVELOPMENT AND THE FORESTS SUSTENANCE CAN BE MAINTAINED.

  2. lets save tigers…………..i would be more than happy to be a part of this cause!

    Please let me know if i can be of any help.

  3. TO SAVE TIGERS, FIRST WE HAVE TO SAVE FORESTS .DON’T ALLOW ANY ONE TO CUTOFF FORESTS .AND THOSE WHO ARE GOING KILL TIGERS THOSE HAVE TO BE SENTENCED TO DEATH.

  4. hai everybody
    this is rahul
    i want to say that , save tiger save life.
    so save your life you must be save this animal , but how it is possible i think that to be start “JANSAMPARK ABHIYAAN ” is the eassiest for every body & Also” JAAGRUKTA ABHIYAAN ” This is not expencive program for stay hunting the TIGERS.WE HAVE TO SAVE FORESTS .DON

    1. @RAHUL SHANDILYA

      Please do not repeat the same comment in all the pages with different names. Your IP address may get flagged as spammer.

      Thanks.

  5. we can save tigers by spreading awareness through social sites via technology …as it is the best source of awareness among the people,
    also through radio stations and different modes of communication techniques ….
    now u’ll think that why i m focusing on just techniques why…coz i think its the best way…otherwise then you find your children saying….pa maa’ these are EXTINCT animal (tigers).

  6. Firstly we have to give world’s worst punishment all thosepeople who cuts the trees from forests and i am ready to everything to save the TIGERS !!!!!!!!

  7. Witing and giving ads with celebrities are not needed. Saving Tigers is easy but it takes some boldness from the “real feelers”—-ie eliminate the culprits, let them be in forest departments or political parties.In some cases for the survival of this beautiful planet we need to take some “off” Gandhian steps and mainly the 50-60 years old laws have to be changed.

  8. The main change that can give a little more chance for this lovely NATIONAL Animal to survive is that by not letting any companies or businessmen or concern to start resorts in the forest areas as one man or company makes money by exploiting other lives (not only Tigers but also other animals) and spoil the eco system and also finally us.

  9. Hi,

    It’s an immense pleasure for me to become a part of this cause. WE HAVE TO SAVE OUR NATIONAL ANIMAL. U guys are doing an amazing job… Please let me know how can I be any help to you guys. I will try to do my bit by planting more trees and generating awareness about how we can prevent damage to our ecosystem!!

  10. hi
    this is really good effort by you people, i really want to contribute to save tigers not because its our national animal but because it really very beautiful, cute animal God created. since i am away from india how can i contribute to save as a individual please give some idea.

  11. I wanted to be a part of this cause the minute i saw the AIRCEL ad. It left me in daze seeing less number of tigers in our country. We should certainly take an initiative and everyone should partake to encourage this cause.

  12. hi all,

    As it is mentioned that China is the main consumer of tiger’s parts. here our Govt may take initiate and negotiate with China strictly to stop consumption of tiger’s part else stop importing any thing from china. i guess since we are the second largest in population so we would definetely be the bigest consumer of their products. that gives huge revenue to them. i would suggest to attack on their revenue then they may take initiative to stop their demand for tiger’s part. since we know most of the population are in towns it will take time to save forest rather to save tiger whatever left now. so we can atleast take charge to stop the demand immediately. its simple economic funda if there is no demand so there would be no supply. now its our call what we want to show our next generation only the photo or live tiger. pls pls think about it and do to stop demand first.
    God bless them.
    navneet

    1. @navneet gupta

      Looks like a good idea! Make economic war. Stop using Chinese products (which are cheap and bad quality anyways) until they stop tiger trafficking. This could be a strategic indirect action which all people can do voluntarily.

  13. It is not just killing of tigers, a main reason for death of tigers. In fact I have visited many national parks and wild life sancturies and have noticed the condition of these parks. One could forget the word hygiene at these places where there are not good facilities for animals, not even drinking water for them. There are again number of reasons for lack of facilities. these could be poor management by forest officers, lack of staff, negligence by staff, unavailability of doctors and so on.
    we should use diagonistic approach to save tigers that is first find out cause and than solution.

    1. @Uma Gulati

      National parks and wild life sanctuaries are not zoo’s where we control everything in a small enclosed space. The national parks and sanctuaries are vast open spaces where the wild animals live in natural conditions. The protection is in the form of restriction of human activity. In exceptional cases the forest department does monitor and induce water logging before the approach of summer. As written elsewhere on this blog and said by all conservationists, the only way the situation can be redeemed is by increasing the forest cover.

  14. hy tigers r really intelligent animals….n way cooler than humans!!so save’em…..v dont want this beatiful planet to b filled with dumb humans only ryt….

  15. Our ecological diversity greatly depend up on some animals which are nation pride.So,for keep on going for our pride we should care our animals which are coming to an extinct point.So work upon your motto to save your pride-THE TIGERS

  16. Do we really have that much time for not using this and that products or tree plantation, we alredy lost all the tigers and here there should be strict action for saving these 1411 tigers,and now if we pointed out on tree plantation and all this.
    we will be having lots of trees but not tigers.
    Are bhai pehele tigers ko to bachale fir bakiki tree plantation hoti rahegi………

    1. @Amit Prabhakar Patil

      Yes! You are right, we don’t have much time, that’s why we have to participate in increasing forest cover. Because you and me can’t go and guard the forests or fight the mafia. The government has to and is doing that.

      What we can do is to inform the right officials of any mishaps and rejuvenate and create forests – because YES, WE DON’T HAVE MUCH TIME. The sooner, the better. The afforestation rate has to beat the deforestation rate with highest possible margins.

  17. Let me begin with my humble request2every1.STOP CRITISING in any form & instead,begin with fresh motive & intention into PLANT MORE & MORE trees in & around forest area where we ordinary public is being allowed into for the wellness of wild animals’ & in these effort out of many our primary aim is to must educate & spread, our servant & maid, whose family leaves in any remote area situated nearby to not to cut trees any more.
    As i have seen many a times while climbing a “mountain” in MADUBAN,JHAKHAND DIST. that many local people from that area use to cut trees like plucking a flower!!

    so please without wasting much of our energy it is the right time to do concrete
    thanks for reading & pls keep on suggesting in this blog so i,atleast,come up with new ideas to help nature.
    happy & good living2all the creature of MOTHER NATURE

  18. hi everyone….
    this is sunil….
    i wanna say & requesting to everyone plz save our tigers. These are also a part of nature as well as we all are… Plz save them then you will save yourself. If you don’t do this one one day you will get them only in history…… so plz save tigers, save future.. Ab bhi waqt hai jago bhartiyo jago.. kahin der na ho jaye….. jay hind…. jay bharat..

  19. @admin
    Yes….I am agree with you…..but,Govt must have to do disciplinary action…or is this possible that…….our comments or support will let them to do actions….

  20. instead of saving tigers ….i need to say…”stop cutting down the trees….n people plzzzzz have control on your ur needs n stop being greedy……”

  21. hi………………………
    if u really want save this tigers pl avoid using leather products in ur life styles. leather belts, jockets, trousers, bags, sofasets. ofcourse u can live with other substuitue things but not another substiuiute of national animal pl.
    so think about it.
    we are writting blogs, comments, but wherther it is really concern means pl government should take major should take major decisions pl. only people can’nt do any rules and regulations. whoever doing this bad things they should b punish very badly. we people will b with ur decisions. we need our national should be more in our country, not only animals pl save forests also. we are very weak in law and justice.
    and one more thing really i dont knw wherther scentistes can help us in this matter ?? pl let me knw.

  22. hi……..
    save tigers because they are vanish day by day and we cant take steps to save tham then our becoming generation cant see them

  23. Yes we need to save tigers because its prestigious to all indian because TIGER is our national animal

    These are the things all we follow strictly defenately we are seen more tigers next few years
    1.All state Govt need to given some reserve forest for tigers
    2.every indian need to grows atleast one tree
    3.Govt needs to place some more forest guards
    4.All Indian NGO’s need to come forward….

    Regards,
    Vivekananda D.V

  24. We have to stop buying things made from animal skin. And stop the manufacturer who made products from animal skin.

  25. now also its not too late…
    we will have to save tigers…. they are seeking help from us….
    what is their sin for they are being killed…….
    please help them….

  26. Hi everybody, 1st to save the tigers on this land save the forest that’s what every one says, but to save the forest what is it to do? Mainly u should start not using or minimise the usage of the comodities that are coming from the forest, say simply paper, save paper save trees and u save deforestation. Like wise start using minimum of wodden furnitures and the articles that are made from trees.
    2nd thing was stop using the products that are made from the animal residues.
    NOTE: TO ALL THE READERS IT WAS JUST EASY TO SAY THINGS BUT VERY VERY HARD TO IMPLIMENT FOR THEMSELVES. SO PLEASE TRY TO STOP USING THE WOODEN PRODUCTS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS ATLEAST ONE PRODUCT FROM EVERY PERSON THAT WILL BE OUR START TO SAVE THE TIGER WHICH IS ALSO OUR NATIONAL ANIMAL. BE PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN AND TO HAVE TIGER AS A NATIONAL ANIMAL.
    I thank u for taking time to read this and I hope we will start our side of help to save NATIONAL SPECIES.

  27. Hi friends….. Tiger is our national animal……as citizen, we have responsibilities to save our endangered national species…. so give hands to save our tigers….

  28. Tiger is a big wealth of our country. But now it becomes a destructable thing. So I leave a message to all of my friends please come and make a successful step to save TIGERS.

  29. tiger is our national animal…our nations pride…..a request to all of u,,,all the pepole plZZZZ save tiger……save tree…..save forest….they are their home….

    PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ..!!!!!!!!

  30. There should not be such a situation in future k we have to show only pictures of tigers 2 r nxt generation as we have seen & heard abt dianasours

  31. its great too c that many r responding bt only mess or in ur life so lets start from now we will take care off small things which is needed nt only tigers human plants also pls pls go help poors nd tigers killer kills tiger bt
    who kill this poor?
    so take a step for every thing which is needed
    cum on make a team in each area city club start saving the world

  32. we should save tigers as they are national animal and also because it is a important part of our eco system let me give you an example suppose if tigers are dead than the animals like deers will increase and food that deers eat will decrease as there will be a large amount of deers and this will create a problem,many times an animal comes in a city so many people say what is it doing here in my city and that city is made on tiger’s territory by cutting down trees,trees are also important because in jungle trees helps tiger to hide and if there are no trees where will the tigers hide?did you know that in jungle only 1 try is successful 10 try so please save tigers i am begging you one day you will cry saying that how stupid i was that i did not do anything to save this wonderful creature and if you don’t do anything our next generation will not be able to see this amazing creature.SAVE TIGER

  33. I just watch a news regarding TIGER YEAR in CHINA,but,during this year these chinies peolpe demanded moe for tiger meat and tiger wine(prepared from tiger bone marrow and blood).
    How selfish and idiot people these are yaaar………..
    Are’t they educated enough to understand what to eat or what to drink……..
    Main to yaar pareshan ho gaya haun…..kya log rehete hain yaar yahape…..

    1. @Amit Prabhakar Patil

      That’s really horrible news. Such people who eat and drink things made from parts of venerated living beings can only be morally bankrupt.

  34. jai Hind jai Bharat.

    Yes we need to save tigers because its prestigious to all indian because TIGER is our national animal. and every one like this but i am like too much.
    So i pray to GOD Save my Tiger and Give Good Mind to Everybody.
    Whom everybody do the effort for saving tigers.
    [SAVE TIGER] [SAVE TIGER] [SAVE TIGER] [SAVE TIGER] [SAVE TIGER] [SAVE TIGER] [SAVE TIGER] [SAVE TIGER] [SAVE TIGER] [SAVE TIGER]

    Bande Mataram.

  35. our tigers are our national symbol. Symbol of fighter. This symbol represents the anger and courage of our brave fighters. these tigers have made our country feel proud to be indian. But due to some people of our nation had made our country feel deeply bad and insulted by killing tigers for there own use.
    It was unbelivable that there are only 1411 tigers left in INDIA. its really a huge loss of wild life.
    at last there is onlyone thing i can cheer for
    “JAB TAK SURAJ CHAND RAHEGA HUMARA BHARAT MAHAN RAHEGA”

  36. i would like to thank all of my friends who really devoted there little bit of tome to our nature friends [TIGRES]. today they need our help as they have suffered lot of problems from us only. But now we have to look them for future. so please stand togather to save our eco system.
    “JAY HIND”

  37. Sukhchain Hooda
    23th feb. 2010
    hi I am sukhchain hooda &i want to say to indian govt. that the govt .could do more work about to save the tigers. everyone should do to make jan sampark abhiyan in whole country to save the tiger. every indian should liable to save the tigers&jungle. this is our national pride. govt.should make strictly rule against those people who want to kill the tiger for their own benifits. jai bharat

  38. i just want to say,its too latei in saving our national animal,many had contributed dere help but many r still don’t bother to save tigers for them tiger is just an animal nothing else

  39. The Tiger is our national animal, shame on those people who are hell bent upon developement, to develope is to destroy, the massive destruction of our huge forest cover by vested interest, the road in our forest, the illegal mining ??????????? in the forests, we have big forests in India which cannot be patrolled by a few forest gaurds, Our Mighty politicians and our wily poachers are ?????? ??? precious ??????? wealth and are the biggest cause for the deline of the Tiger Population thru out the country, We as a people of this great free Country should sieze this oppurtunity to make sure not only the Tigers but all our wonderful denizens of our forest get their proper share of our Love and Protection which only a great country and its citizens can provide.

  40. ON KILLING OF TIGERS, THE PUNISHMENT SHOULD BE “FASI” ONLY. THE PERSON WHO KILL THE TIGER, GOVERMENT SHOULD MAKE RULE /CLAUSE/SEPARATE PENEL CODE FOR DEATH PUNISHMENT TO THAT PERSON

  41. Tiger is the national animal of our country and is not shame for us to say that there are only 1411 tigers left in our country. Though we are late in recognizing that the count of our national animal is decreasing year by year, we all have to put our contribution in saving our national animal.

  42. my advice to import some baby tigers from other countries and made them grow in our indian zoos and then leave them in forests.

  43. hi friends i m maruti rao phalke n
    i wanna say that tiger is our national animal n its our duty to protect it.
    Now in this stage our goverment should take very fast action in this field to
    protect the tigers otherwise we will too late. Our country is very slow in field to
    portect animal other countries invest lots of money n provide latest things to protect
    their animals. So our country should also provides all facilites to protect our national
    animal.

  44. hi friends
    this our duty to save our tiger ,atleast spread this message to every one .those who r killing they ill think few min . .

  45. yaa we have to fight for Tigers. and Why only for Tigers ,why not for our Birds,other Animals too. rt?

  46. HI Sir
    we have to save our tigers.So we have great idea to make the funds
    So pl Call me or mail
    Thanking you
    Nikunj
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  47. We must save every animal so lets fight to save tigers. I want to be a part of this. Let me know if we all together can create more awareness. And how can we help tigers, to get them back their forests.

  48. to save tigers only way is to stop deforestation ,poaching hunting . let us all join togeter n make difference

  49. Guess , we should start campaigning aggressively to create more awareness amongst common people for forest and tiger conservation.
    Let everyone join hands in this great cause !!!!!!!!

  50. By not just being interested and concerned (which they often are), but by learning more, understanding issues and supporting the right solutions. Above all, by not succumbing to the gloom and doom prophesies about the tigers that have been flooding the media for the last 10 straight years.. There is much to be done and this not the time to throw up your hands and whine.

  51. Protect, restore corridors to ensure connectivity between tiger habitats while ensuring that human-tiger conflicts are reduced.
    Reduce pressures on the tiger habitats by promoting alternative livelihoods for local communities in and around tiger habitats.
    Create incentives for local communities as well as state and regional government and opinion-makers to support tiger conservation.

  52. all the people ,
    i wanted 2 say that we dont have the right 2 kill tigers.
    while doing this bad deed do we dont question ourselves?
    why r we doing this for/
    just for money???????!!!!!!!!!
    huh,now the tigers are being endangered.
    who did this?
    we!!!!
    SAVE TIGERS, MAKE A NOBLE CAUSE

  53. Hi. friends pls save our national animal tiger pls…………………………………..

  54. We should stop killing tigers as they are living beings and every living beings has the right to live. We should respect our National animal as we respect our INDIAN FLAG.
    PRARTHANA S VAIDYA – YOUNGEST MOUNTAINEER OF WORLD

  55. Hey people,
    what r u doin?.You all are destroying our forests. Forests are not just set up to have a gala time sitting and camping,but they are a home to millions of animals especially “TIGERS”. What if someone deystroys our way of living and being????????think on it!!!!! so if you are with me then log on to http://www.savetigers.com and please do read what i’ve written.
    SO GUYS LET’S SAVE TIGERS.WE ARE NOT DUMMIES ,WE’LL DO ACT ON IT………

  56. Hiii,
    I think u people are doing best job..i really want to do sumthing to save tigers…but culd i help u guys in this..u r telling to grow more trees but where to plant? (in city)and if yes than how it will help in deforesting!! people shuld stop using leather items 1st of all and secondly stop killing animals!!!i will do my best to educate people around me to save tigers….

  57. killing tigers is regarded as an offence.stop killing tigers and start saving them. ———————————
    ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND KEEP UP UR WORK

  58. Amit Patil is absolutly correct.For this situation politicians also responsible who help to stupid people for some money .

  59. Urban housing as well as rural housing scheme are needed to arrest spreading population to forest. More so religious activity in forest should also be strongly condemned and not be allowed. In many caves where tiger sud be living i have seen people have established temple. It is sure God has never desired that. please never visit to such a temple or religious place which according to you should be a living place for wild animal.

  60. Hi Guys,
    it is really happy to see Poems and arguments can do little…
    let us not involve in blame game..put a blame on politicians and govt..
    Let us do some thing on the field..
    awareness program or
    any programs pls invite me
    One who have understood the seriousness of it never kill tigers
    let make them understant that

    Plssssssssssssssssssssssssss let us do something on that…

    Venkatesh

  61. HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII to all.thanks unsabko jinhon itni fast life m bhi apna thoda time is campain k liy diya h. jaise hum aaj sirf dynasores k bare m sirf sun sakte h usi trh kuch salo m condition y hogi ki humare aag ki genration bhi isk bare m ya to sirf sungi,ya jaise aajkal dynasores ki movies dekht h vaise in pr movies bnag ya ink kuch ansh hum muziams m dekhn ko mileng. so its not 4 us its 4 our upcoming genration.sooooooooooooooooooo ppppppppllllllllllllllllllsssssssssss save tigers…….

  62. hey,
    dis is a gr8 job u guyz r doin nd even i want to be a part of dis… how can i become an active member of dis teem…. plz help me out…

  63. To all my dear true Indians, let we all together work for save our national animal tiger.
    For our next generation do you guys wish to show them on books and wall paper? No na let we show them live, please, please, please

  64. TIGER is our national animal
    its prestigious to all indian we have only 1411 tigers
    pls save forest & save tigers

  65. hey there………………..
    is it possible to save tigers in above mentioned ways? or do we have to come with any new plans?????
    any way,happy to see this kind of movements……….
    tigers are not only just animals,they are the symbol(????? ) of INDIA,our nation……….
    “”……SAVE OUR TIGERS……….””

  66. hello thr,

    We really need to do something Concert on this words or bloging siting in front of our computer won’t really help poachers ain’t reading this “SAVE TIGERS” .com we should do something what I even don’t knw ???

    1. @Dikshant Singh Pnwar

      We agree, poachers will neither read this blog nor will they be affected any way, if they do read it by chance. This blog is to make the common people aware of the need to save tigers by saving the ecosystem. A tiger is a good indication of the health of the ecosystem. A common man can contribute in arresting deforestation and planting trees, developing non-commercial plantations. We stress the word “non-commercial” because, commerce entails destruction.

      Please see our post – “what to do” for our ideas to save tigers.

      BTW, your comment happens to be the 1000th comment. So, we now have at least 1000 people who are motivated to do something to save tigers, irrespective of what they write here.

  67. its a great move!
    we by doing this can sensetize people about why the number of tigers is dwindling….but before all, we have to have conviction…..
    i would be truely happy to be the part of such an expedition which is multidimensional in its approach.

  68. jab na hoga tiger tab na hoga jungle,
    jab na hoga jungle tab na hoga iss dharthi par mangle

    phir na honge hum na hogi ye duniya
    tab sochenge humne nikala iss dharthi ka kamandal.

    SAVE TIGERS TO SAVE OUR EARTH?

  69. hiii.. save tigers
    basically by not using the goods made of their out comes we can show our respect and dedication towards saving tigers………plz follow it

  70. Hi to all
    Please save TIGERS they are the shaan & jaan of jungles not only tigers we have to save all the animals so please

  71. The day I saw the add & the little tiger screaming for his mother I was jst hurt & was feeling bad for that little kidd < I request to please help to save the tigers

  72. My question is that whether this “awareness in cities” is right? Even if I know the concern that only 1000 tigers left, even if I know the importance of this message but what about the population which lives near by Jungle. Whether this message has reached to them. Whether they know the severity of this problem? The advertisement on television for “Save Tigers” is in English. I think that should be Regional language or at least in Hindi. Also I have seen the Severe Tree demolish in “Satpuda” in Maharashtra, who will control this? I think only the awareness wont help instead laws should be strict with Awareness. Recently I went to home which is remote village in Maharashtra where the “Sarpanch” of the village told me that its common to kill the animals and eat. This is horrible and I came to know that campaigning is not touching the emotions of the Grass-Root level people. This is my advise to “Save Tigers.com” to please do the awareness in language that common people will understand…….. ALL THE BEST FOR THIS GREAT WEB SITE AND I AM GREATFULL TO YOU THAT I BECAME THE PART OF THIS GREAT & VALUABLE CAMPAIGN

  73. The day I saw the add & the little tiger screaming for his mother I was jst hurt & was feeling bad for that little kidd < I request to please help to save the tigers

  74. South China tiger is the most endangered cat species in the world. They are so vulnerable that some scientists believe that they have disappeared in the wild. In captivity they remained 50-60, unfortunately, can not the mate among themselves, as are all related, so that they will soon disappear. They have disappeared because of human negligence and greed.

  75. We need to guide those ppl who r more close to nature. who works with tigers daily.. If they hav some feeling they will try to protect animals them from there hearts!!!!!

    I wanna know what v can do to save animals apart from educating ppl and making them aware of threats to Earth??…..

  76. Evry1 is saying SAVE TIGERS!!
    But as a common prsn wt we can do to save them??
    I really want to do any work if i can do for animals..

  77. We should stop killing tigers as they are living beings and every living beings has the right to live. We should respect our National animal as we respect our INDIAN FLAG.
    SANDIP VAIDYA

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