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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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2009-10-19 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...

2009-09-16 09:47:00

MOSCOW, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a 14 month-old tiger was successfully released to the wild. One of only an estimated 450 surviving Amur tigers in the wild, the cub spent 6 months undergoing rehabilitation supported by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) and other groups and government agencies. Prior to the release, the tiger was radio-collared by scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences who will monitor the cub in the following months....

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2009-07-16 12:55:00

A conservation coalition warned Wednesday, after a series of raids which netted tiger carcasses and bones, that Malaysia is losing the battle to save its dwindling population of wild tigers. "It is clearly time to admit that we are fast losing the battle to save our tigers to an army of smugglers and poachers intent on killing every last one," said the Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MyCat). "They enter our protected areas with ease, and illegally trap, kill and export our...

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2009-07-02 13:47:45

Researchers from Canada, Japan and the US have completed an extensive genetic survey of the rare Amur tiger to show the species' chances of survival in the future. Led by Michael Russello and Philippe Henry of the University of British Columbia, in Kelowna, Canada, the team took nuclear DNA from 95 Amur, or Siberian, tigers in the wild. The sample size translates to up to 20 percent of the tiger's remaining population of about 500. "Although the census population size of Amur tigers is closer...

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2009-06-22 06:45:00

In the Doñana National Park in the southernmost Spanish community of Andulia, roadside signs abound warning drivers to watch out for wild Iberian Lynxes, one of the rarest species of cats on the planet. With less than 50 of the endangered felines roaming the park's 134 square miles of protected scrubland, forests and marshes, the chances of actually seeing one of the stealthy creatures is slim at best. Less than a hundred years ago, there were an estimated 100,000 Iberian...

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2009-06-05 12:25:37

China and Russia say cross-border habitat unique to Siberian tigers and Far East leopards will be protected under a joint pact. The agreement signed Thursday in Moscow calls for creation of a nature reserve straddling Russia and China's shared border, especially around the Songhua River, where pollution needs to be reduced, Xinhua, China's state-run news agency reported Friday. An estimated 500 Siberian tigers, also called Amur tigers, remain in the wild, while fewer than 40 Far East...

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2008-10-31 13:35:00

The world's rarest big cat is alive and well. At least one of them, that is, according to researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) who captured and released a female Far Eastern leopard in Russia last week. The capture was made in Primorsky Krai along the Russian-Chinese border by a team of scientists from WCS and the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Biology and Soils (IBS). The team is evaluating the health and potential effects of inbreeding for this tiny population,...

2008-08-17 00:00:09

One of the brothers who survived a tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for violation of probation. Paul Dhaliwal, 20, and his brother, Kulbir, 27, were at the zoo with a friend, Carlos Sousa, 17, when a Siberian tiger escaped from an enclosure on Christmas Day, 2007. The tiger mauled all three, killing Sousa. Dhaliwal's legal troubles began in April 2007, when he was arrested after leading police in Santa Clara County on a chase that reached...

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2008-02-13 12:30:00

The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Panthera Foundation announced plans to establish a 5,000 mile-long "genetic corridor" from Bhutan to Burma that would allow tiger populations to roam freely across landscapes. The corridor, first announced at the United Nations on January 30th, would span eight countries and represent the largest block of tiger habitat left on earth. Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, director of Science and Exploration Programs at the Wildlife Conservation Society, said that...


Latest Siberian tiger Reference Libraries

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2012-04-27 19:17:52

The Ussuri brown bear, sometimes called the black grizzly, can be found in many regions including the Korean Peninsula, Kunashiri Islands, northeastern China, Sakhalin, and the Shantar Islands, among other places. It is a subspecies of the brown bear. The Usurri brown bear is thought to be an ancestor of the North American brown bear, and may have traveled to its current locations from Alaska 13,000 years ago. This bear has many similarities to the Kamchatka brown bear, but its differences...

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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 18:55:27

The Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), whose habitat is currently confined to the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, is the northernmost subspecies of leopard. It is also known as the Far-East leopard and the Siberian leopard. It is extremely close to extinction, with only about 35 still living in the wild. Habitat destruction and the fur trade have diminished its numbers dramatically. This has resulted in it being the world's most rare cat on Earth today. Behavior Although their range...

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2007-01-19 15:16:10

The South China Tiger or South Chinese Tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensis), also known as the Amoy or Xiamen tiger, is a subspecies of tiger native to the forests of Southern China. The South China tiger is the second smallest and most critically endangered tiger. Some experts maintain that there are approximately 20 to 30 of these tigers left in the wild. It is likely that they are extinct in the wild as there have been no confirmed sightings for 20 years. A total of 47 South China tigers...

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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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