Quantcast

Latest National symbols of India Stories

68afaa6c1ff16f1f9d1ae6b665bc15cf
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...

2010-08-16 08:15:00

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Mirage introduced its newest additions, two 7-week-old, white-striped tiger cubs, to Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat this week. Guests can see these rare and adorable cubs in a special nursery created just for them. The sibling brothers, Mohan and Majestic, were born June 22 and weighed approximately two pounds each at birth. Their mother and father, part of Siegfried & Roy's breeding program, are carriers of...

dca11da864e4727050b03f9e92fd0f381
2010-08-05 13:54:39

According to conservationists, Myanmar has created the world's biggest tiger sanctuary by more than tripling an area designated as a reserve for the endangered big cats. Wild cat group Panthera and the Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement this week that the move is a "major step forward" in trying to save the world's tiger population, which has fallen as low as 3,000. The groups said the valley could potentially hold several hundred tigers, but also said that illegal hunting of...

9e67d72765d0652c8ac4f63a32baaa5c1
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...

b51a3c6e12da55880d0a9f9b1955444d1
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...

fb67984b99fe9cb39da8aa92deaa04c41
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...

2010-04-08 08:00:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An endangered Royal Bengal tiger that strayed near a village in Assam, India was rescued early last week and later released in Manas National Park, becoming the first tiger released to the wild in this World Heritage Site. The tiger, one of 1,200 to 1,500 left in the wild, was tranquilized and captured by a team of Assam Forest Department staff and assisted by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org). The...

fe4451ee5008f10dca67c71cebb49c021
2010-03-29 13:27:57

An official said on Monday that Bangladesh would form patrols in the world's largest mangrove forest in an attempt to stop locals from beating the endangered Bengal tiger to death. According to the AFP news agency, there has been in increase in tiger deaths in the 3,869-square-miles of the Sunderbans forest.  Dozens of tigers have been beaten to death over the past decade after wandering into local villages. "It's impossible to conserve these rare tigers unless we involve villagers to...

35bf1e40e0cd2242ea8aa8791548608b1
2010-03-22 09:40:00

ESA's TIGER II initiative has selected 20 project proposals across Africa to receive support from Earth-observation technology to learn more about the water cycle and to improve water-monitoring resources. TIGER II is based on the results and achievements of its precursor TIGER I, which sought to help African countries overcome water problems and to bridge Africa's water information gap using Earth-observation (EO) technology. Under TIGER I, EO techniques and methods were adapted to specific...


Latest National symbols of India Reference Libraries

44_3a3fd1f5edbba45ce88fb30d41acec91
2007-12-14 05:21:54

The Bengal is a hybrid breed of cat bred to have the markings of a wildcat but the temperament of a housecat. The Bengal is reminiscent of and named after the Asian Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis); the Bengal Tiger species is completely unrelated. It is a medium sized cat weighing around 8-10 lb for females and 15 lb for males. They are a hybrid breed developed through a program of crossbreeding domestic cats with Asian Leopard Cats over several generations. The first three...

42_ff6b1b7c822d52ad3030c90174e0b88e
2007-01-19 19:10:49

The liger, is a hybrid cross between a male panthera leo (lion), and a female panthera tigris (Tiger) and is denoted scientifically as panthera leo x panthera tigris. A liger resembles a giant lion with diffused stripes. They are the largest cats in the world, although the Siberian Tiger is the largest pure breed. Like tigers, ligers enjoy swimming. The offspring of a male tiger and a female lion is called a tigon. Under exceptional circumstances it has been known for a tiger to be forced...

42_414b37ec60de2197a6e0c42a0470f5c8
2007-01-19 15:00:55

The amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) is a rare subspecies of tiger (P. tigris). Also known as the Siberian, Korean, Manchurian, or North China Tiger, it is the largest natural animal in the feline family Felidae. The amur tiger is critically endangered. In the early 1900s, it lived throughout the Korean Peninsula, northeastern Mongolia, southeastern Russia, and northeastern China. Today, it has virtually disappeared from South Korea and is largely confined to a very small part of...

42_6258292a8a2b58265bfb933b9a921f8a
2007-01-19 14:51:36

The Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The wild population is estimated at between 400 and 500 animals, occurring predominantly in the island's national parks. Recent genetic testing has revealed the presence of unique genetic markers. They indicate that it may develop into a separate species, if it is not made extinct. This has led to suggestions that the Sumatran Tiger should have greater priority for conservation than any other...

More Articles (4 articles) »
Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
Related