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2010-11-19 10:17:36

As experts gather in St Petersburg, Russia for next week's Tiger Summit, fewer than 3,200 tigers survive in the wild worldwide. More than half live in India, where they are spread over a vast area (100,000 sq km) of forest. According to Dr Yadvendradev Jhala of the Wildlife Institute of India, lead author of the new study: "Tigers are cryptic, nocturnal and occur at low densities so they are extremely difficult to monitor. Unless we know how many tigers are left in the wild, and whether their...

2010-11-19 00:00:42

Congressional Resolutions Support Plan to Double Wild Tiger Numbers by 2022 Washington, DC (Vocus) November 18, 2010 Today, Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU), Chairwoman of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife, introduced resolutions supporting the International Tiger Forum which will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, next week. The "Tiger Summit," hosted...

2010-11-14 00:14:59

With as few as 3,200 Tigers in the Wild, Experts Discuss Goal of Doubling Wild Tiger Numbers and Tackling Issues Such as Poaching, Habitat Loss and Captive Tigers. Washington, DC (Vocus) November 12, 2010 World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and TRAFFIC International will hold a joint media briefing by teleconference on Tuesday, Nov. 16 ahead of the upcoming International Tiger Forum, which takes place later this month in St. Petersburg. Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will host a heads of...

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2010-10-22 12:30:00

Nature conservation body WWF said on Thursday that tigers could become extinct within 12 years, but a top level meeting in Russia next month could help reverse the decline. "The worse scenario is that the tiger could be gone when the next year of the tiger comes along, in 12 years," Ola Jennersten, head of the international nature conservation program at WWF Sweden, told the AFP news agency. The organization is leading a global campaign to attempt to double the number of tigers by 2022, when...

2010-10-13 15:48:00

STUART, Fla., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In this "year of the tiger," the World Wildlife Fund estimates that there may be as few as 3,200 royal Bengal tigers remaining in the wild. While the exact number may be open to debate, the fact is that these magnificent big cats are increasingly rare in a world they once ruled. India has established several tiger parks as one way to protect valuable habitat critical for the tigers' survival. The parks offer the opportunity to glimpse Asia's...

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2010-09-03 07:30:00

The World Wildlife Fund for Nature on Thursday urged the general public to send in a recorded "roar of support" for endangered wild tigers, whose numbers have dropped exponentially over the past century from 100,000 to less than 3,200. The WWF asked people to visit www.panda.org/roar or other video hosting sites such as YouTube and upload pictures and video of themselves roaring. The conservation agency also said people can send in text messages of their roars as well. The WWF will take all...

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2010-06-11 06:10:00

Tigers, on the verge of extinction for years, still have a chance to be saved, but their continued survival has two huge hurdles to overcome: deforestation and the black market. Tigers numbered 100,000 or more a century ago and were widespread across Asia, from India to China and through Russia. But today, it is estimated that no more than 3,500 tigers remain in the wild. "Tigers are on a decline, they are threatened by habitat destruction and poaching," Joseph Vattakaven, one of India's...

2010-06-02 11:25:00

LONDON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A hard-hitting new film following the work of the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) to expose the illegal underworld of tiger trafficking will air on Planet Green on Sunday, June 6 at 10 p.m. (ET). Dangerous Trade has already won the Best News category at the 33rd International Wildlife Film Festival, in Montana, USA. Produced by Red Earth Studio in London for Planet Green in the USA, the film goes undercover with an EIA team...

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2010-05-11 06:37:29

Tiger poachers in Bangladesh could soon face harsher prison sentences once new amendments to the existing poaching laws take effect, which is primarily aimed at protecting the critically endangered Bengal tiger, an official said on Monday. The existing law, which dates back to 1974, sets the maximum penalty for poaching or smuggling to a fine of 30 US dollars (2,000 taka) and a two-year prison term. The current laws are too compassionate to preserve the country's endangered big game...

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2010-04-15 06:00:00

Officials in India have announced plans to utilize a new tracking system to protect its endangered tiger population, according to an April 14 report by AFP. The country's tiger population, which was estimated to 3,700 in 2002, has dropped drastically. There are currently believed to be less than 1,400 of the big cats remaining in the country, and according to what India's Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh told the news agency, "lazy" wildlife field officers are largely to blame. "They make...


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