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International Tiger Day Draws Attention To Plight Of Majestic Cats
2013-07-29 07:29:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As tiger populations around the world continue to plummet due to climate shifts, habitat loss and illegal hunting, the world celebrates today, July 29, as International Tiger Day to draw attention to the plight of one of the world's most majestic creatures. Tiger numbers have gone from a fairly healthy 100,000 only a century ago, to less than 3,200 wild animals today. And at the current rate of poaching and habitat loss, tigers...

2012-06-14 23:01:39

Endangered tiger blog ℠a Tiger Journal.com´ has posted the second part of its four part interview series with Keshav Varma, the World Bank´s Program Director for the Global Tiger Initiative, on saving tigers in the wild. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 Endangered tiger blog 'a Tiger Journal.com' has posted the second part of its four part interview series with Keshav Varma, the World Bank´s Director for the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI), on saving tigers in the wild....

2012-06-05 23:02:05

Endangered Tiger blog 'a Tiger Journal.com' will begin a four part interview series with Keshav Varma, the World Bank´s Program Director for the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI), starting on World Environment Day, June 05, 2012. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 Endangered Tiger blog ℠a Tiger Journal.com´ will begin a four part interview series with Keshav Varma, the World Bank´s Program Director for the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI), starting on World Environment Day,...

2012-05-29 23:02:00

According to the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI), tiger experts from all 13 tiger range countries, and from around the world, met in Delhi to determine the success of efforts to double the population of tigers in the wild. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 According to the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI), tiger experts from all 13 tiger range countries, and from around the world, met in Delhi in mid-May to determine the success of efforts to double the population of tigers in the wild. Nearly a...

Future Of Sumatran Tigers Threatened By Human Disturbances
2012-03-01 04:52:51

Three of the world's subspecies of tigers are now extinct. A new study found that the Sumatran tiger subspecies is nearing extinction as a result of human activities, particularly the conversion of natural forests into forestry and agricultural plantations, leading to habitat loss. The study, conducted by Virginia Tech and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is the first of its kind to systematically investigate the use of different land cover types – not just forests but also plantation...

2011-12-30 08:00:00

“Bills such as S3061, sponsored by Senator Raymond Lesniak, are unnecessary,” says Feline Conservation Federation executive director Lynn Culver. "USDA licensed zoological institutions are already required to identify their animal holdings, and already maintain birth, death, acquisition, and disposition records, and make them available for state and federal inspection and tracking.” Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 30, 2011 Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) the...

2011-11-03 07:08:00

LONDON, November 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abstract The South China tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensis) was the victim of government-sponsored wildlife extermination teams operating from 1952 to 1970s. If the South China tiger exists at all in the wild, it is extremely rare. Captive facilities contained 91 individuals in 2009. Save China's Tigers, a not-for profit charity, was created to re-introduce the South China tiger in southern China. We provide background, an update,...

2011-09-23 09:32:00

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As thousands of Russians prepare to celebrate annual Tiger Day festivities this weekend from Moscow to Vladivostok, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) is launching a public awareness campaign, Will Only Words Remain?, to promote tiger conservation throughout the Russian Far East, home to the last few hundred Siberian (Amur) tigers. "Tiger Day provides an opportunity for the Russian people to...

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2011-05-09 08:00:00

Concealed cameras in the Bukit Tigapuluh forest recorded images of 12 rare tigers, prompting the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), a conservation charity, to put pressure on the Indonesian government to stop loggers from clearing it. Currently, there are only 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world, with a total global tiger population reaching to just 1,300, according to WWF, which is down from 100,000 tigers a century ago. Spotting tigers in the wild is extremely rare, and capturing a Sumatran tiger...

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2011-03-27 08:15:00

According to a news report on Saturday, India's tiger population increased for the first time in decades. The Indian Express newspaper said that the 2009 to 2010 tiger census for the animals that roam India has jumped to between 1,510 and 1,550 from 1,411 in 2004 through 2005.  The report came ahead of an international tiger conservation conference due to open on Monday in the Indian capital New Delhi. India is home to over half of the world's wild tiger population, but its conservation...