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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...

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...

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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2010-10-26 09:20:00

From 1999 to 2009, an average of one new species of plant or animal was discovered every three days in the Amazon region, according to a report released Tuesday by environmental watchdog WWF. The report, which was entitled "Amazon Alive: A Decade of Discoveries 1999-2009" and compiled as part of the group's Living Amazon Initiative, "clearly shows the incredible diversity of life in the Amazon," Francisco Ruiz, the head of the project, said in a statement. As part of the Living Amazon...

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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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2010-10-18 09:55:00

Delegates from the United Nations (UN) met to discuss ways to protect plant and animal life as a 12-day international conference on biodiversity kicked off Monday in Nagoya, Japan. The meetings feature over 8,000 representatives from all 193 member nations of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and according to Associated Press (AP) writer Malcom Foster, they are attempting to iron out a list of 20 specific target goals to achieve over the next decade. Ahmed Djoghlaf, executive...

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2010-10-13 12:20:00

The WWF reported on Wednesday that carbon pollution and overusing Earth's natural resources will leave us needing another planet to meet our needs by 2030. According to the report, Earth's 6.8 billion humans were living 50 percent beyond the planet's threshold of sustainability in 2007. "Even with modest UN projections for population growth, consumption and climate change, by 2030 humanity will need the capacity of two Earths to absorb CO2 waste and keep up with natural resource...

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2010-10-06 10:10:00

Scientists discovered an average of three new biological species each week in the Greater Mekong region of Asia, including such unique life forms as a fish with vampire-like fangs and a 22-foot tall carnivorous plant, international conservation group WWF announced on Wednesday. According to WWF officials, a total of 145 new species were found in 2009 in the area near the Mekong River, which includes Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and China's Yunnan Province. Joining the fanged...

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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...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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