India Tiger Park Tourism Banned
NEW DELHI — India’s top court banned tourism in tiger reserves across the country Tuesday in a ruling that aims to protect the endangered big cats but may disrupt travel plans for droves of tourists who booked stays at the hundreds of hotels that have sprung up deep inside the forests.
The Supreme Court also announced stiff penalties on Indian states that have not created buffer zones around tiger habitats, said Wasim Kadri, a lawyer with the National Tiger Conservation Authority. (more…)
Wildlife conservation and forestry departments of northeast China’s Heilongjiang province announced Thursday that visitors will soon not be allow to pay for pictures with Siberian tiger cubs in a tiger park.
Visitors take photo with a tiger cub in Harbin’s Siberian Tiger Park. [www.dbw.cn]
A resident, surnamed Li, living near Siberian Tiger Park, the largest Siberian tiger breeding base in the world, recently complained to the provincial forestry department. (more…)
CALLING ‘TIME’ ON TIGER FARMS AND SKIN SALES
2005_08_Nepal_Kathmandu_Tiger_Skin (c) EIA
China & others urged to take action to help wild Asian big cats
LONDON: Countries with operations farming tigers and other Asian big cats must shut down such facilities and destroy stockpiled body parts and derivatives.
Farmer survives lion attack with just a hand bite after fainting when she pinned him to the ground
A Zimbabwean farmer who was pinned to the ground by a lion cannot believe he escaped with nothing but a hand bite.
Joel Ngwenya was leapt on by the big cat in the Jambezi district near the country’s near Hwange National Park on Tuesday. (more…)
KOLKATA: The beast of poaching may have reared its ugly head after four years in the Sunderbans, a reserve much feted for its conservation programmes.
The death of a tiger cub in the Sunderbans last month and the capture of three cubs a few days later on the Bangladeshi sides of the mangroves have triggered suspicion that the dead cub might have been from the same litter that was being smuggled top Malaysia and may have been killed by poachers. (more…)
July 11, 2012: Police secure an entrance at Copenhagen Zoo in Copenhagen, Denmark, after the body of a man was found by a zoo keeper earlier Wednesday. (AP/POLFOTO)
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – A 21-year-old man was found dead Wednesday inside a tiger den at the Copenhagen Zoo after having received a fatal bite to his throat, Danish police said.Lars Borg, a spokesman for the Copenhagen police, said it was unclear how or why the man had entered the pit, but said investigators could not exclude suicide as a motive. The victim is a foreign national who holds a Danish residence permit, but police would not immediately release his identity or his nationality. (more…)