Tiger Farms in China

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The BBC has an article about the spreading practice of "farming" tigers. Tags: tigers china

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Sobering Tiger Statistics

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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 (PDF, 4 MB) 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 countries—or an average of 104 to 119 animals per year. Very sad.

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2009 is the Year of the Tiger

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With only 3,200 tigers left in the wild. Tags: tigers

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Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve: the Tiger Afternoon

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A winding track through dense woodlands takes us to the Telia Lake in the southeast of the Tadoba Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra. Our guide explains that it was discovered by tiger cubs and taken off to play with, hence the claw and tooth marks. All of a sudden, in a hushed voice he says one word only: “Tigers!” Somewhere below that mysterious eagle, at the far shore of the lake, lies one Bengal Tiger … and further to the right – two more!

Tiger Dies from Poaching Injuries in Malaysia

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Another tiger lost. Tags: poaching tigers malaysia endangered species

Tiger Killed in India

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A tiger was found dead outside the Kohra forest range of Kaziranga on Saturday, sparking suspicions of revenge killing by angry residents of adjoining villages. The tiger was aged between seven and eight and may have died around two days ago. We found the ninth rib of the tiger broken and partially calcified. Tags: India tigers It may not be poaching this time though.

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Action Alert to Help Louisiana Tiger

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This is an awful story of a tiger kept captive at a horrible truck stop in Louisiana. louisiana animal cruelty tigersThe Animal Legal Defense League is trying to save it. Please visit this link and respond.

Tiger Slaughtered in Indonesian Zoo

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Tigers are not safe anywhere. Tags: zoos wildlife crime poaching tigers indonesia A Sumatran female at the Taman Rimbo Zoo was drugged by poachers, slaughtered and harvested for her parts. Just awful.

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China Calls for Tiger Protection

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India’s newfound partnership with China on environment issues has yielded results in the area of tiger protection as well. In what could be seen as a new year’s gift for the Indian tiger, China’s State Forestry Administration has issued a directive calling for the protection of tigers, especially the need to step up action against illegal trade in tiger parts and products. You can put tigers on a farm for legal parts harvesting and still call it "protection."

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Tiger Abuse at Chinese Zoos

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It is an irony not lost on the Chinese public that the Year of the Tiger has not been good for the big cats. On Tuesday, state media reported that dozens of tigers and other endangered animals had died of malnutrition over the past two years at the Northern Forest Zoo in the Chinese city of Harbin. The report follows the news in March that 11 rare Siberian tigers had starved to death within a few months at the Shenyang Forest Wild Animal Zoo in northeast China.

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Are Thai Temple Tigers Drugged?

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Some conservationists worry that the tigers living at a Buddhist Temple in Thailand are drugged, but the monks deny it. Tourists visiting the Tiger Temple pay big money: anything from $15 just for entry, up to $50 for the very special photograph of a tiger with its head in your lap. accuses} the temple of illegally trafficking and mistreating the tigers, allegations that the temple emphatically denies. Tags: tigers thailand

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Baby Tiger Victim of Wildlife Trade

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From EcoWorldly.the frozen carcass of a baby tiger was found in the trunk of a taxi cab on its way to a buyer in Hanoi. It was reported that two men were arrested for attempting to transport the baby tiger carcass - along with the bones of at least two tigers - and that the “case showed the possibility of larger-scale tiger trafficking in the country.” The baby tiger was between four and five months old. Sometimes I'm just embarrassed to be human.

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India Takes More Steps to Protect Tigers

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India is to amend its wildlife crime laws to protect the country's tigers, a government minister said. He added that the forest ministry, state governments and a separate authority on the management of tiger reserves had agreed to work together to ensure conservation of the endangered animal. Nearly 80,000 to 100,000 families inhabiting core areas of tiger reserves will be relocated and given £12,500 each as part of the measures. But is it enough? From the Press Association.

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Man Arrested with Frozen Tigers and Panther in House

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The guy was clearly trafficking in illegal parts as there were about 50 kg of bones belonging to other tigers. Tags: wildlife smuggling vietnam wildlife trafficking tigers panthers This happened in Vietnam.

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Rufescent Tiger Heron

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The Rufescent Tiger Heron tigrisoma lineatum , is one of the three species from the Tigrisoma genus of South America. Sexes are alike, but juveniles carry a cryptic, striped plumage (shared with the juvenile Fasciated and Bare-throated Tiger Herons) which conforms even more closely to the “tiger-bodied” translation of the generic name. Birds Rufescent Tiger Heron

Tigers To Go Extinct in 15 Years? Thanks China!

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As this article points out , tigers are worth more dead than alive if you use humanity's flawed accounting system. Tags: wildlife crime extinction Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers china It's not only China, but all Asian countries that are playing a major role in reducing this beautiful animal's number.

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San Francisco Zoo Struggles After Tiger Attack

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Things have been tough at the San Francisco Zoo after Tatiana the Siberian tiger attacked those three people in 2007. The zoo made major changes to its emergency-response procedures, including raising the wall of the tiger grotto, found to be about 4 feet shorter than what national standards recommend. Insurance companies and the city settled lawsuits in conjunction with the fatal mauling and a 2006 attack of a zookeeper who was assaulted by the same tiger during a public feeding.

"Year of the Tiger" Simply Means "Year of More Summits"

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It's the Year of the Tiger on the Chinese calendar and there's plenty of talk and meetings going around. Tags: tigers china endangered species I like this opinion piece in the Huffington Post. But what does it really mean if you and I don't engage in saving this beautiful animal?

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India Reaches Out to Neighbors to Save Tigers

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Tags: India poaching tigers china endangered species

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Endangered Malayan Tiger Cubs Born at Busch Gardens Tampa

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Three endangered Malayan tiger cubs were born at Busch Gardens Tampa Sunday, March 31. Malayan tigers are critically endangered. These newborn cubs will add to the genetic diversity of the Malayan tiger population and contribute to conservation efforts for the species. There are currently just over 50 Malayan tigers in the Species Survival Plan. Malayan tiger cub births in managed care are rare – just one successful birth in 2012 as part of the SSP.

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Tiger Kills Chinese Man Who Jumped into Enclosure

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Rarer than Tigers: the Indian Wild Dog

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Nitin hopes to enlarge his collection of photos of Tigers. I am curious to see whatever awaits us in the Nagzira Tiger Reserve. Among teak and bamboo thickets, a winding forest road takes us deeper into the enchanted Snake Jungle, but alas, not a Tiger in sight. Nitin will stay for a few more days and get his close-ups of Tigers.) Well, one reason might be – this animal is not only endangered, but even rarer than the Tiger! India, February 2013.

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Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve: the Gaur Morning

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In front of us, in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve one wild Grey Junglefowl runs across the road. For you and me, there are about 200 bird species, but for proper tourists, there seem to be only five species in the reserve: Bengal Tiger , Leopard , Sloth Bear , Indian Wild Dog (Dhole) and the Gaur. There is something written on those pages… written by tiger claws. One of them has a scarred shoulder, claw marks, but not big enough for Tiger – probably a Leopard.

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The Sounds of a Tiger-Heron

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One of my highlight stories was my first experience with the sounds of a Rufescent Tiger-Heron. To my surprise, the bizarre sounds were made by a Rufescent Tiger-Heron!!! Listen to the sounds of a Rufescent Tiger Heron: Recording are stored on www.xeno-canto.org. Featured Photo: Rufescent Tiger-Heron. One of the most impressive aspects of the Tropical Rainforests is the incredible array of sounds produced by animals.

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Tiger Snake and birds under observation

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You can see in the header photo that there was interest from both the Tiger Snake and the birds. The Dusky Moorhen then moved in to have a look at the Tiger Snake as it moved off. Dusky Moorhen investigates the Tiger Snake. Ducks observing the Tiger Snake. The Tiger Snake then swam towards the island closer to where we were stood and this is the island where the Black Swan was sitting on her nest. Tiger Snake under observation. Tiger Snake.

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Another Wildlife Trafficking Ring Busted

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They seized tiger skins, tiger bones and otter skins. Where could those tiger bones be going but to Asian countries to make tiger bone wine? Tags: wildlife smuggling wildlife crime otters India organizations poaching tigers In India this time.

2010 Declared the Year of the Tiger.So What?

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The Kathmandu Global Tiger Workshop declared 2010 to be the Year of the Tiger. The intention is to focus on saving the tiger species which is being decimated. When China won't support a ban on tiger farms, nor will it work to curb the ridiculous demand for tiger products in its own country, what's the point? China is the single biggest threat to the tiger and it won't participate seriously in its protection. So what if the tiger gets its own year?

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Master Poacher is.a Woman!

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In India, another head of a tiger poaching ring is behind bars. Tags: wildlife crime India poaching tigers Well, here's a first for me. And it's a woman! Sounds like she ran a pretty vile operation too.

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Ligers in China

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A private zoo operator in Taiwan cross-bred lions and tigers, resulting in three "liger" cubs. Tags: zoos taiwan tigers lion endangered species One died and the other two were seized for sheltering at a research institution. Both species are endangered and it is illegal to cross breed them. From Focus Taiwan. The Environmental and Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) said Huang, who possesses an array of wildlife, should be dealt with harshly to deter others from copying the behavior.

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Putin an Animal Lover?

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Vladimir Putin, former President and current Prime Minister of Russia, just got a tiger cub for his birthday. He told journalists that Koni has not met the tiger cub. In August, Putin had occasion to pet a full-grown female Ussuri tiger after shooting her with a tranquilizer gun. He was visiting a wildlife preserve in Russia's Far East and shot the 5-year-old tiger as part of a program to track the rare cats, also known as the Siberian, Amur or Manchurian tiger.

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Central London Shop Raided for Illegal Wildlife Products

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Detectives seized 200 products believed to be made from endangered animals including musk deer, leopards and tigers. Tags: wildlife crime UK wildlife trafficking Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers endangered species Not surprisingly, they raided a shop selling Chinese traditional medicines. From the Telegraph. The store in Lisle Street, at the heart of London's Chinatown, specialises in traditional Asian medicine.

Birding Acapulco

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But this Bare-necked Tiger-Heron was a real treat for me. Birding Acapulco Birding Mexico Tiger HeronDuring the period from 1994 through 2006, I mostly dedicated myself to itinerant ministry. In other words, I travelled, sometimes every weekend. Most of this travel was in Mexico, but I also visited different regions of the U.S., Cuba (twice), South America (twice), Europe and Morocco (once) and Bali (once). But here is the truly tragic part: I was not birding during those years!

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Demand for Wildlife Products on the Rise in China

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Illegal trade in tiger meat and bones is also alive, continuing to threaten the extinction of an already depleted species, he said. Tags: wildlife smuggling Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers exotic meat china endangered species The Chinese want them for exotic foods and for medicine. From the China Daily.

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Birding India with the ABA

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So, I birded India, land of Indian Peafowl , Saag Paneer (my favorite Indian dish) and Tigers. Well, they were all memorable, but these two involve subjects people have asked about without fail—the Taj Mahal and Tigers. Target: Tigers. Our local Ranthambhore guide told us that a tiger had been located on our route. They look for tigers. Here is the first of the three tigers I saw at Ranthambhore. Birding Trips American Birding Association India tiger

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BEST CAT-HLETE

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Leopards Threatened by Extinction Too

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Tigers are the ones getting most of the attention. You don't hear much about leopards. But they are seriously threatened by extinction too. This article says India is losing more than one a day.

Who Doesn’t Like Birds, Tigers, or the Taj Mahal?

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Naturalist Journeys is offering an enticing India: Wildlife and Birding Safari – Birds, Tigers & the Taj Mahal package in February 2015. Tigers!!! Ranthambhore National Park is considered an excellent place to spot Bengal Tigers. Even better, three litters of tigers were born there last year, so tiger cubs may be seen. During the holiday season, we often think of others.

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Customs Officials Meet to Discuss China/Russia Smuggling

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From TRAFFIC, Customs officers from Russia and China met last week to strengthen international co-operation in tackling cross-border smuggling of Tigers and other wildlife products. Tags: wildlife smuggling wildlife trafficking tigers china russia

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Baghdad Zoo Wants Animals

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It makes me sick thinking about the animals already there (numbering 1,500 including lions and tigers.). It's bad enough to send animals to zoos, but to a zoo in Baghdad?? No way.

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Primate Parts Still Being Used for "Medicinal Purposes"

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It's not just tiger parts and elephant tusks that are being used for so called "traditional" medicinal uses. I didn't know primates were in demand too. I knew about bush meat, but not about this. Will it ever end?

Seattle People Helping Protect Seal Pups

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It's a nice story to offset the cruelty of the dead baby tiger in Hanoi. The group is called Seal Sitters and they protect baby seals who have been left on the each while their moms fish.

Canada Promoting Seal Meat and Fur in China

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Maybe they can start trading them for bear gall bladders and tiger parts. Now there is a marriage made in heaven, two countries with atrocious records on animal issues have come together. The EU was a small market for Canada. Of course, we're disappointed in their actions," Ms. Shea said by telephone from China today. That being said, there are many other markets out there. That's what we're doing in China. We're trying to expand on the market that's here."

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Awkward Fostering

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One of the recent developments, which caught an eye of many pet-lovers, is an adoption of three newly born tigers by German shepherd in Chinese Reserve on January 2012. One can only imagine how adorable and lovely the picture of shepherd and three little tigers is! Golden retriever Isabella appears to be a mother of three Bengal tiger cubs, whose biological mom gave up on them 15 hours later after the delivery.

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