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2013-10-21 23:02:47

Camera trap study in the Himalayas proves endangered cats and local people can coexist. Neil Carter of the National Socio-Environmental Sythesis Center at the University of Maryland led the research, published in the peer-reviewed journal Ecosphere Oct. 18. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Hopeful signs that humans and tigers can coexist are emerging in rural Nepal, where the government has committed to doubling populations of the critically endangered big cat by 2022. A new study...

Tiger Conservation Efforts In Chitwan National Park
2013-10-19 04:39:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists has taken a tiger's-eye view of conservation efforts, finding a useful way to better understand the tiger's take on policy. Jianguo "Jack" Liu at Michigan State University (MSU) led a team twelve years ago which revealed that China needed to revisit how it protected the pandas. The new study, published in Ecosphere, shows that the conservation of tiger habitat in Nepal requires not only good...

Mapping Attitudes Towards Tigers
2013-07-17 08:12:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Michigan State University reveals it is much easier to feel positive about the endangered Bengal tiger in your backyard if you live on the good side of town. The study, published in AMBIO, examined what factors influenced people's attitudes towards the tigers that share their neighborhood in Nepal's Chitwan National Park, which is home to some 125 adult tigers. The decision to map people's attitudes represents a novel...

Tigers In Nepal Learning To Coexist With Humans
2012-09-04 05:31:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tigers, though beautiful, do not have a reputation for being accommodating. A new study at the Chitwan National Park in Nepal, indicates that the feared and revered carnivores are taking the night shift to better coexist with their human neighbors. This revelation — that the tigers and people are sharing exactly the same space, such as the same roads and trails — flies in the face of conventional conservation wisdom...

To Know A Tiger: Better Understanding Breeds More Tolerance
2012-08-01 05:30:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In order to conduct conservation efforts successfully, information about an endangered species - such as preferred food sources and habitat - is crucial for conservationists to understand. However, a new study conducted by Neil Carter, a doctoral student from Michigan State University, shows that endangered species also rely on the thoughts of the humans they may encounter. Carter first began his studies in Nepal, where he focused...

2009-05-23 13:36:03

Incidents of rhinoceros poaching are on the rise in Nepal, an official said. Poaching of the one-horned rhino in Chitwan National Park has increased even amid security measures, eKantipur reported Saturday. As recently as Wednesday, park officials found the carcass of a pregnant rhino shot with its horn missing. We have resources to mobilize rhino conservation efforts inside the park, said park conservation officer Narendra Babu Pradhan. But we have not been able to identify the poachers....

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2008-09-20 05:45:00

Experts attending a meeting of the Asian Rhino Specialist Group in Nepal said Thursday that the South Asian endangered Great One-horned Rhinoceros is being forced out of its natural habitat into the hands of illegal poachers as the massive animals seek to find food. Their feeding grounds are being invaded by "exotic species" of weeds and wild plants, the experts said, and the rhino could soon see its natural sources of food depleted. "Grassland is being invaded by weeds and other unwanted...