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2010-03-15 15:03:28

A UN wildlife leader said on Monday that almost 4 decades of work to try to save tigers in the wild has "failed miserably", and warned that the large cat is on the brink of extinction. "If we use tiger numbers as a performance indicator, then we must admit that we have failed miserably and that we are continuing to fail," said Willem Wijnstekers, secretary general of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). "2010 is the Chinese Year of the Tiger and the...

2010-03-13 08:32:13

WWF and TRAFFIC welcome a World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS) statement urging its members not to use tiger bone or any other parts from endangered wildlife. The statement was made at a symposium Friday in Beijing and notes that some of the claimed medicinal benefits of tiger bone have no basis. The use of tiger bones was removed from the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) pharmacopeia in 1993, when China first introduced a domestic ban on tiger trade. "Tiger conservation...

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2010-02-11 10:10:01

WWF Launches Year of the Tiger Campaign and Releases Top 10 Tiger Trouble Spots Map Showing Crisis Points Around the World, from China to India to Texas As many Asian countries prepare to celebrate Year of the Tiger beginning February 14, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) reports that tigers are in crisis around the world, including here in the United States, where more tigers are kept in captivity than are alive in the wild throughout Asia. As few as 3,200 tigers exist in the wild in Asia where they...

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2010-01-26 15:56:07

It may be the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese zodiac, but the World Wildlife Fund revealed numbers on Tuesday that the Mekong tiger population has declined by 70 percent in the last 12 years. Wild tigers in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam were estimated at around 1,200 individuals during the last Year of the Tiger in 1998. Today there are as few as 350 tigers left in the wild in those regions. The WWF report was released just in time for the three-day conference on tiger...

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2010-01-20 08:25:00

The World Wildlife Fund has released a statement saying that they estimate China's wild tiger population is down to just 50 as the species faces extinction due to loss of habitat and poaching. The SFA says around 20 Siberian tigers remain in China's northeast, 20 Bengal tigers in Tibet, and 10 Indochinese tigers in the southwest of the nation. The WWF believes there are only about 3,200 of the animals left worldwide. Zhu Chunquan told AFP, "If there are no urgent measures taken, there is a...

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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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2009-11-05 10:33:40

Malaysia's deputy premier has revealed plans to increase the population of the rare Malayan Tiger by supervising and protecting the wild cat in its natural environment. Muhyiddin Yassin said the government's recently established biodiversity council had accepted the National Tiger Action Plan in an attempt to boost the diminishing numbers. They want to increase the Malayan tiger populace "to 1,000 by 2020 in their natural habitat," he announced to state media Bernama on Wednesday. "We will...

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2009-11-01 06:50:00

Next year is the "ËœYear of the Tiger' according to the Chinese calendar, but conservationists say signs are ominous for the endangered animal. They worry the Chinese zodiac may actually speed the tigers' demise, with demand for its skin and body parts enticing poachers to hunt the few tigers that remain in the wild. "The Year of the Tiger will put more pressure on wild tigers," Michael Baltzer, head of the WWF Tiger Initiative, told the AFP news agency. "The use of tiger parts in...

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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....


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.