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Conservation Experts Score Victories In Tiger Recovery Efforts
2012-12-28 13:38:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tigers have long been emblematic of the fight to save endangered species, with an estimated 3,200 animals left in the wild. In the battle to keep these big cats alive, the World Conservation Society announced several key victories that suggest the tide may be turning in favor of a recovery from the precipice of extinction. One of the biggest victories can be found in southwestern India, where 25 years of WCS research and...

2012-09-14 23:00:22

Tigers for Tomorrow on Untamed Mountain meets the high standards of feline care and facility management that are hallmarks of the Feline Conservation Federation facility accreditation. Washington, D. C. (PRWEB) September 14, 2012 Tigers for Tomorrow on Untamed Mountain meets the high standards of feline care and facility management that are hallmarks of the Feline Conservation Federation facility accreditation. Doc Antle, chairman of the accreditation board, visited the preserve and was so...

Tigers In Nepal Learning To Coexist With Humans
2012-09-04 05:31:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tigers, though beautiful, do not have a reputation for being accommodating. A new study at the Chitwan National Park in Nepal, indicates that the feared and revered carnivores are taking the night shift to better coexist with their human neighbors. This revelation — that the tigers and people are sharing exactly the same space, such as the same roads and trails — flies in the face of conventional conservation wisdom...

To Know A Tiger: Better Understanding Breeds More Tolerance
2012-08-01 05:30:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In order to conduct conservation efforts successfully, information about an endangered species - such as preferred food sources and habitat - is crucial for conservationists to understand. However, a new study conducted by Neil Carter, a doctoral student from Michigan State University, shows that endangered species also rely on the thoughts of the humans they may encounter. Carter first began his studies in Nepal, where he focused...

2012-06-14 23:01:39

Endangered tiger blog ℠a Tiger Journal.com´ has posted the second part of its four part interview series with Keshav Varma, the World Bank´s Program Director for the Global Tiger Initiative, on saving tigers in the wild. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 Endangered tiger blog 'a Tiger Journal.com' has posted the second part of its four part interview series with Keshav Varma, the World Bank´s Director for the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI), on saving tigers in the wild....

2012-05-29 23:02:00

According to the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI), tiger experts from all 13 tiger range countries, and from around the world, met in Delhi to determine the success of efforts to double the population of tigers in the wild. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 According to the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI), tiger experts from all 13 tiger range countries, and from around the world, met in Delhi in mid-May to determine the success of efforts to double the population of tigers in the wild. Nearly a...

2011-12-14 08:00:00

Proceeds from the Save Vanishing Species stamps will help safeguard habitat and protect endangered species. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 The Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) applauds the release of the Multinational Species Semi Postal Stamp, which generates funding to conserve tigers, great apes, rhinoceros, Asian and African elephants, and marine sea turtles. The proceeds from the sale of these 55 cent âœSave Vanishing Speciesâ first...

2011-11-03 07:08:00

LONDON, November 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abstract The South China tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensis) was the victim of government-sponsored wildlife extermination teams operating from 1952 to 1970s. If the South China tiger exists at all in the wild, it is extremely rare. Captive facilities contained 91 individuals in 2009. Save China's Tigers, a not-for profit charity, was created to re-introduce the South China tiger in southern China. We provide background, an update,...

2011-10-25 08:35:00

CALHAN, Colo., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Julie Walker, Director of Operations, Serenity Springs Wildlife Center, today announced that the non-profit wildlife sanctuary, after consulting with big cat experts, would assemble the veterinary team and attempt to raise the funds to provide special modifications to a surgical table to accommodate the big cat, build a sterile recovery enclosure with a twelve foot high fence and ground level therapy pool, provide medications and several...

2011-10-07 08:00:00

HONG KONG, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Chinese painting is a unique imaginary art characterized by freehand brushwork and spirit. The spirit of Chinese painting has prospered for more than three thousand years without any sign of withering. It represents the essence of traditional culture of the east, incorporating the universal outlook of seeking harmony between human and nature and the conventional philosophic thinking of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. Chinese paintings seek to...


Latest Tigers Reference Libraries

Maltese Tiger
2013-11-04 11:04:14

The Maltese tiger, also called the blue tiger, is considered to be a tiger with a morphed coloration. It is claimed to inhabit the region of Fujian Province, China. Sightings of Maltese tigers in Korea and Burma have also been reported. The term Maltese derives from a domestic cat that has slate grey fur. Cats of this coloration are abundant in Malta, therefore, this variation of tiger has acquired its name. In support of the blue tiger principle, many breeds of felines have this...

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2007-07-16 16:24:33

The Bali Tiger (Panthera tigris balica), also called the Balinese Tiger, is an extinct species of tiger found only on the small Indonesian island of Bali. The tiger was one of three sub-species of tiger found in Indonesia along with the Javan tiger (also extinct) and Sumatran tiger (severely endangered). The Bali Tiger was the smallest of the species and weighed about 198 - 221 pounds. Females were smaller at 143 - 176 pounds. The male was about 7.5 feet long and the female 6.5 feet long....

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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 15:16:10

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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