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2010-03-17 15:05:00

A zoo in northeastern China has been shutdown after a surge of Siberian tigers have been killed for the use of making a virility tonic, the AFP news agency recently reported. The Global Times reported on Wednesday that China's forestry ministry ordered the zoo in the city of Shenyang to suspend operations and have urged the local government to look into the deaths of 13 of the endangered animals. The Beijing News said that authorities are investigating whether the Shenyang Forest Wildlife...

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2010-03-15 15:03:28

A UN wildlife leader said on Monday that almost 4 decades of work to try to save tigers in the wild has "failed miserably", and warned that the large cat is on the brink of extinction. "If we use tiger numbers as a performance indicator, then we must admit that we have failed miserably and that we are continuing to fail," said Willem Wijnstekers, secretary general of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). "2010 is the Chinese Year of the Tiger and the...

2010-03-13 08:32:13

WWF and TRAFFIC welcome a World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS) statement urging its members not to use tiger bone or any other parts from endangered wildlife. The statement was made at a symposium Friday in Beijing and notes that some of the claimed medicinal benefits of tiger bone have no basis. The use of tiger bones was removed from the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) pharmacopeia in 1993, when China first introduced a domestic ban on tiger trade. "Tiger conservation...

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2010-01-07 08:45:00

Camera traps deep in the Sumatran jungle have captured first-time images of a rare female tiger and her cubs, giving researchers unique insight into the elusive tiger's behavior. After a month in operation, specially designed video cameras installed by WWF-Indonesia's researchers seeking to record tigers in the Sumatran jungle caught the mother tiger and her cubs on film as they stopped to sniff and check out the camera trap. There are as few as 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild and they...

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2009-11-24 13:28:30

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today a report revealing that the last remaining population of Siberian tigers has likely declined significantly due to the rising tide of poaching and habitat loss. WCS says the report will help inform Russian officials of what needs to be done to protect remaining populations of the world's biggest cat. The report was released by the Siberian Tiger Monitoring Program, which is coordinated by WCS in association with Russian governmental and...

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2009-11-05 10:33:40

Malaysia's deputy premier has revealed plans to increase the population of the rare Malayan Tiger by supervising and protecting the wild cat in its natural environment. Muhyiddin Yassin said the government's recently established biodiversity council had accepted the National Tiger Action Plan in an attempt to boost the diminishing numbers. They want to increase the Malayan tiger populace "to 1,000 by 2020 in their natural habitat," he announced to state media Bernama on Wednesday. "We will...

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2009-11-01 06:50:00

Next year is the "ËœYear of the Tiger' according to the Chinese calendar, but conservationists say signs are ominous for the endangered animal. They worry the Chinese zodiac may actually speed the tigers' demise, with demand for its skin and body parts enticing poachers to hunt the few tigers that remain in the wild. "The Year of the Tiger will put more pressure on wild tigers," Michael Baltzer, head of the WWF Tiger Initiative, told the AFP news agency. "The use of tiger parts in...

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2009-10-24 06:20:00

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) recently went undercover in China to reveal the illegal tiger skin trade there. Covert filming showed the trading and selling of tigers and other rare animals, such as snow leopards. The skins are sold as luxury items and are used for clothes and home decor. However, buying and selling big cat skins and body parts is illegal in China. Between July 25th and August 19th of 2009 the EIA carried out investigations in markets in five cities throughout...

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2009-10-19 10:00:00

A shocking decline in the Russian Federation's wild tiger population highlights the importance of eliminating trade in and demand for tiger parts, the International Tiger Coalition (ITC) said Oct. 17. The alliance of 40 organizations worldwide issued the statement upon news that Siberian tigers may have suffered a serious drop in numbers over the past four years. New census figures indicate that tiger populations in the Russian Far East, which in 2005 numbered nearly 500, have declined...

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2009-10-18 07:32:38

Vietnamese environmental police stopped a taxi Friday carrying four suspected wildlife smugglers and confiscated two frozen tiger carcasses hidden in the trunk. The tigers were an adult and a cub, said Doug Hendrie, a wildlife crime technical adviser with the organization Education for Nature Vietnam. Two of the suspected smugglers came from Hanoi, while the others were from provinces further south. The suspects reportedly told police they had been commissioned by a third party to obtain the...


Latest National symbols of India Reference Libraries

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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