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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...

2010-11-10 00:00:39

Wild Tiger Numbers in Steep Decline, Down from 100,000 a Century Ago to As Few As 3,200 Today Washington, DC (Vocus) November 9, 2010 Parts of at least 1,069 tigers have been seized in tiger range countries over the past decade, according to new analysis of tiger seizures carried out by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. "Reduced to Skin and Bones" shows that from January 2000 to April 2010, parts of between 1,069 and 1,220 tigers were seized in 11 of the 13 tiger range...

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2010-10-22 12:30:00

Nature conservation body WWF said on Thursday that tigers could become extinct within 12 years, but a top level meeting in Russia next month could help reverse the decline. "The worse scenario is that the tiger could be gone when the next year of the tiger comes along, in 12 years," Ola Jennersten, head of the international nature conservation program at WWF Sweden, told the AFP news agency. The organization is leading a global campaign to attempt to double the number of tigers by 2022, when...

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2010-10-20 11:40:24

The WWF said on Wednesday that the endangered Amur tiger population is being threatened by logging in a key habitat in Russia's Far East. Denis Smirnov, head of forest program at WWF Russia's Amur Branch, said the local government in Primorsky region is planning to auction off about 990,000 cubic feet of forest next week, which is home to the Amur tiger.  "Essentially these are the key habitat areas for the Amur tiger," Smirnov told AFP by phone from the regional capital Vladivostok....

2010-10-13 15:48:00

STUART, Fla., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In this "year of the tiger," the World Wildlife Fund estimates that there may be as few as 3,200 royal Bengal tigers remaining in the wild. While the exact number may be open to debate, the fact is that these magnificent big cats are increasingly rare in a world they once ruled. India has established several tiger parks as one way to protect valuable habitat critical for the tigers' survival. The parks offer the opportunity to glimpse Asia's...

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2010-10-04 06:15:00

A recent study has found that tigers living in Bangladesh mangrove forests are only about half the weight of other wild Bengal tigers in South Asia. According to research by US Fish and Wildlife Service, the average weight of female tigers in the Sundarbans forests was 170 pounds. But other Bengal tigers in the wild weighed almost 310 pounds on average. A possible reason for the Sundarbans tigers being so much smaller is that they typically eat smaller deer. Researchers believe the tigers...

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2010-09-21 07:40:00

A conservationist and a team from the BBC Natural History Unit discovered a "lost" tiger population at a higher altitude than any others known, increases the chances of linking isolated groups of large cats across Asia, the BBC said on Monday. The cats were found roaming in the hills in the remote Himalayan country of Bhutan at an altitude of 13,450 feet, said the broadcaster on its website. "Tigers are thought of as jungle creatures and there is pressure on their habitats from all sides....

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2010-09-03 07:30:00

The World Wildlife Fund for Nature on Thursday urged the general public to send in a recorded "roar of support" for endangered wild tigers, whose numbers have dropped exponentially over the past century from 100,000 to less than 3,200. The WWF asked people to visit www.panda.org/roar or other video hosting sites such as YouTube and upload pictures and video of themselves roaring. The conservation agency also said people can send in text messages of their roars as well. The WWF will take all...


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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