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2011-01-25 11:19:13

New strategy for protecting core breeding sites, developing forest corridors and providing benefits to local communities The tiger reserves of Asia could support more than 10,000 wild tigers "“ three times the current number "“ if they are managed as large-scale landscapes that allow for connectivity between core breeding sites, a new study from some of the world's leading conservation scientists finds. The study, published in Conservation Letters, is the first assessment of the...

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2011-01-04 06:14:39

A Siberian Tiger offered to Iran last year in a swap deal with Russia has died from an illness which, according to one official, it contracted before it came to Tehran, reports said on Monday. The tiger was housed at Tehran's Eram Zoo since April after Russia gave it to Iran along with a Siberian tigress in exchange for two Persian leopards. The tiger had been infected with Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), Hooshang Ziaee, an advisor to Iran's Environmental Protection Organization, told...

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2010-12-10 07:00:00

Endangered Bengal tigers in India are not only shrinking population-wise, but they are also shrinking in size, according to a recent study released Thursday that suggests the big cats are becoming physically smaller. Experts say "stress" associated with environmental changes impacting their habitat in the Sunderban mangrove swamps along the India-Bangladesh border is causing the tigers to lose weight. Indian wildlife officials, conducting a survey of the famed beasts in the Sunderbans,...

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...

2010-11-23 00:01:07

DiCaprio to attend historic tiger summit this week to foster support for critical conservation efforts. Washington, DC (Vocus) November 22, 2010 As world leaders gather for a historic summit to save tigers from extinction, Leonardo DiCaprio today committed $1 million to World Wildlife Fund for urgent tiger conservation efforts through his Fund at the California Community Foundation. DiCaprio will also attend this week's summit. Across Asia, tiger numbers have dropped from 100,000 at the...

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2010-11-22 06:30:00

World leaders on Sunday sought out ways to come up with hundreds of millions of dollars needed to save tigers from the brink of extinction and bring their numbers up twofold by the next Year of the Tiger in 2022. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin opened his native city of St. Petersburg to the world's first gathering of leaders from 13 nations that are home to wild tigers that are being threatened with extinction due to poaching. Jim Adams, vice president for the East Asia and Pacific...

2010-11-20 00:00:47

Black markets along Myanmar, Thailand and China's shared borders play a crucial role in facilitating the deadly illicit trade in tigers and other endangered species, according to a new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and TRAFFIC report in the lead up to the Global Tiger Forum taking place next week in St. Petersburg, Russia. Washington, DC (Vocus) November 19, 2010 Black markets along Myanmar, Thailand and China's shared borders play a crucial role in facilitating the deadly illicit trade in...

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2010-11-19 10:17:36

As experts gather in St Petersburg, Russia for next week's Tiger Summit, fewer than 3,200 tigers survive in the wild worldwide. More than half live in India, where they are spread over a vast area (100,000 sq km) of forest. According to Dr Yadvendradev Jhala of the Wildlife Institute of India, lead author of the new study: "Tigers are cryptic, nocturnal and occur at low densities so they are extremely difficult to monitor. Unless we know how many tigers are left in the wild, and whether their...

2010-11-19 00:00:42

Congressional Resolutions Support Plan to Double Wild Tiger Numbers by 2022 Washington, DC (Vocus) November 18, 2010 Today, Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU), Chairwoman of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife, introduced resolutions supporting the International Tiger Forum which will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, next week. The "Tiger Summit," hosted...

2010-11-14 00:14:59

With as few as 3,200 Tigers in the Wild, Experts Discuss Goal of Doubling Wild Tiger Numbers and Tackling Issues Such as Poaching, Habitat Loss and Captive Tigers. Washington, DC (Vocus) November 12, 2010 World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and TRAFFIC International will hold a joint media briefing by teleconference on Tuesday, Nov. 16 ahead of the upcoming International Tiger Forum, which takes place later this month in St. Petersburg. Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will host a heads of...


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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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