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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...

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...

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2010-07-11 07:35:42

Since about 1900, when tiger records were first kept, their numbers are the lowest they have ever been, with conservationists warning that the world has limited time to save the species. The World Wildlife Fund announced Saturday that the wild tiger population has now fallen to about 3,200, down from an estimated 100,000 more than a century ago. The big cat species could soon become extinct unless urgent action is taken to prevent further hunting and loss of habitat, experts are warning....

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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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2009-07-27 15:20:00

The first ever overall nation-wide estimate of the tiger population brought a positive ray of hope among conservationists. The figures announced by the Nepal Government's Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) shows the presence of 121 (100 "“ 194) breeding tigers in the wild within the four protected areas of Nepal. The 2008 tiger population estimate was jointly implemented by the DNPWC, Department of Forests (DOF), WWF, National Trust for Nature Conservation...

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2008-12-30 15:28:14

In southern India, over 15,000 people protested against the extension of a new tiger reserve Tuesday, despite official assurances that they will not lose their homes to the sanctuary. All parties representatives in Tamil Nadu state, including the state's ruling party, took part in the protest, which is the third since November against the extension of the Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary, police said. Mudumalai has been declared by the state government to be a tiger reserve earlier this year....

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2007-08-03 15:15:00

By GAVIN RABINOWITZ NEW DELHI - A bill to restore land rights to millions of poor tribal people in India could mean the end for India's endangered wild tigers, eliminating much of their protected habitat, conservationists warned Friday. The struggle over the Tribal Rights Bill highlights India's dilemma as it tries to include hundreds of millions of impoverished people in its recent economic growth and at the same time preserve the environment. "Our biggest problem is not from poachers but...

2006-09-05 12:20:00

By Bappa Majumdar KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - An intriguing love triangle set in the world's largest tiger reserve is being turned into a Bollywood film, in a rare celluloid adaptation of a best-selling Indian novel. "The Hungry Tide" will be set in the United States, Cambodia and the Sunderbans mangrove forest along India's east coast, famous for its tigers and crocodiles and crisscrossed by hundreds of creeks and islands frequently hidden by tides. Bollywood has often adapted Western as well...

2006-09-05 06:33:23

By Bappa Majumdar KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - An intriguing love triangle set in the world's largest tiger reserve is being turned into a Bollywood film, in a rare celluloid adaptation of a best-selling Indian novel. "The Hungry Tide" will be set in the United States, Cambodia and the Sunderbans mangrove forest along India's east coast, famous for its tigers and crocodiles and criss-crossed by hundreds of creeks and islands frequently hidden by tides. Bollywood has often adapted...

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2006-03-13 18:30:00

By Bappa Majumdar CANNING, India -- Authorities in eastern India have arrested 30 poachers in the world's largest tiger reserve this year against 40 caught in 2004 and 2005, officials said on Monday. They said the sharp jump in arrests in the first nine weeks of 2006 were largely the result of border troops joining wildlife personnel in tackling poachers in the Sunderbans, a vast mangrove forest home to scores of Royal Bengal tigers. "Joint patrolling and vigilance between us and the Border...


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