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2011-03-26 00:00:28

India is Home to More Than Half of the World's Remaining Wild Tigers Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) March 25, 2011 The Indian government will unveil new wild tiger population numbers at a major meeting of the 13 tiger range countries on Monday. The figures are expected to be announced at 12:30am ET Monday (10:00am in New Delhi) at the opening of the International Conference on Tiger Conservation which will be held in New Delhi, India on March 28 to 30, 2011. Hosted by the Indian government,...

2011-03-22 00:00:28

The Bay Area's American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is working to save the world's endangered wild tigers and promote the sustainable use of medicinal species in traditional Chinese medicine. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 21, 2011 For nearly half a century the conservation efforts of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have been represented by a panda, also one of the best-known symbols of Chinese culture. As the...

2011-03-15 00:00:27

Sumatran tigers are Critically Endangered, with as few as 400 left in the wild Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) March 14, 2011 A suspected tiger smuggler has been arrested in Sumatra, Indonesia, following a three-day operation by the Natural Resource Conservation Agency (BKSDA) in Riau and West Sumatra provinces, with support from World Wildlife Fund-Indonesia's (WWF) Tiger Protection Units. The team also seized the skin of a Sumatran tiger that they believe was poisoned inside a wildlife...

2011-01-31 09:08:00

ASSAM, India, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, five hand-raised, endangered elephant calves were moved from the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center in Kaziranga to Manas National Park in the northeast Indian state of Assam. Implemented by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) and its partner organization the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), the release is part of an ongoing effort to integrate orphaned elephants into wild herds in Manas. This critical work...

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2011-01-25 11:19:13

New strategy for protecting core breeding sites, developing forest corridors and providing benefits to local communities The tiger reserves of Asia could support more than 10,000 wild tigers "“ three times the current number "“ if they are managed as large-scale landscapes that allow for connectivity between core breeding sites, a new study from some of the world's leading conservation scientists finds. The study, published in Conservation Letters, is the first assessment of the...

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2010-12-10 07:00:00

Endangered Bengal tigers in India are not only shrinking population-wise, but they are also shrinking in size, according to a recent study released Thursday that suggests the big cats are becoming physically smaller. Experts say "stress" associated with environmental changes impacting their habitat in the Sunderban mangrove swamps along the India-Bangladesh border is causing the tigers to lose weight. Indian wildlife officials, conducting a survey of the famed beasts in the Sunderbans,...

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2010-12-06 10:33:45

Tiger population may be the second largest in the world, but it remains under threat Scientists have created the highest resolution map of the Sumatran tiger distribution ever produced, revealing that the island now hosts the second largest tiger population on earth. The research, carried out with the Wildlife Conservation Society's Indonesia Program and Forum HarimauKita, will be published in a special issue of Integrative Zoology, on tiger conservation and research methodologies. Hariyo T....

2010-11-25 00:00:41

U.S. Government, World Bank, GEF, Leonardo DiCaprio and World Wildlife Fund Among Those Making Major Financial Commitments St. Petersburg, Russia (Vocus) November 23, 2010 World leaders and countries that have wild tigers today endorsed a major plan to double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022 underscoring their commitments at the historic International Tiger Conservation Forum. Hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, governments capped a year-long political process with...

2010-11-23 00:01:07

DiCaprio to attend historic tiger summit this week to foster support for critical conservation efforts. Washington, DC (Vocus) November 22, 2010 As world leaders gather for a historic summit to save tigers from extinction, Leonardo DiCaprio today committed $1 million to World Wildlife Fund for urgent tiger conservation efforts through his Fund at the California Community Foundation. DiCaprio will also attend this week's summit. Across Asia, tiger numbers have dropped from 100,000 at the...

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2010-11-22 06:30:00

World leaders on Sunday sought out ways to come up with hundreds of millions of dollars needed to save tigers from the brink of extinction and bring their numbers up twofold by the next Year of the Tiger in 2022. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin opened his native city of St. Petersburg to the world's first gathering of leaders from 13 nations that are home to wild tigers that are being threatened with extinction due to poaching. Jim Adams, vice president for the East Asia and Pacific...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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