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He compensates farmers to save the tiger

HASSANUR (SATHYAMANGALAM): B Govindan, a small scale farmer from Itarai has lost 22 cows in the last three years to tigers straying out of Sathyamangalam forest in search of prey. Despite a loss of Rs 15,000 for each cow killed, Govindan never thought of poisoning the big cat. Neither did he approach the government for help to gun down the tiger. After each loss, he simply took the bus to Hassanur where he informed B Krishnakumar, an entrepreneur and conservation activist, about the loss. After verifying the incident, Krishnakumar gives him some Read More

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Thai deputy PM charged over tiger export

  A THAI deputy prime minister has been charged in connection with the export to China of 100 tigers, an endangered species protected by international law, the attorney general's office told AFP.   Plodprasop Suraswadi approved the export of tigers from Sriracha Tiger Zoo - a popular tourist attraction a few hours from Bangkok - to a Chinese breeding firm in 2002. He was the head of the forestry department at the time.   He was charged under an article in Thai law which includes the "abuse of power, failing to carry Read More

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Video Reveals Rare Tiger Cubs in Sumatran Forest

  A camera trap caught video of a mother tiger and her two cubs in a protected Sumatran forest, the first evidence of breeding in this location, conservationists say. The footage was captured in Sumatra's Sembilang National Park. Scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have documented evidence before of the endangered species in nearby Berbak National Park.   The video of these big cats shows the mother and her two youngsters walking past the camera. Scientists said they estimate the cubs are less than a year Read More

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Denver Zoo hosting lion cubs from Qatar royals

    DENVER (AP) - Three lion cubs from the royal family of Qatar are at the Denver Zoo.   The cubs were born June 24. The son of Qatar's ruling emir had received the cubs' parents as a gift from Sudan a few years ago. After the cubs were born, he reached out to U.S. zoos that could better care for them.   The Denver Zoo says it is hosting the two male cubs and one female cub until a long-term plan for them is determined.   http://www.9news.com/news/local/article/303902/346/Denver-Zoo-hosting-lion-cubs-from-Qatar-royals     Read More

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Compensating farmers to save the tiger

  HASSANUR (SATHYAMANGALAM): B Govindan, a small scale farmer from Itarai has lost 22 cows in the last three years to tigers straying out of Sathyamangalam forest in search of prey. Despite a loss of Rs 15,000 for each cow killed, Govindan never thought of poisoning the big cat. Neither did he approach the government for help to gun down the tiger. After each loss, he simply took the bus to Hassanur where he informed B Krishnakumar, an entrepreneur and conservation activist, about the loss. After verifying the incident, Krishnakumar Read More

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LIFE OF PI ASIDE TIGERS FACE THREAT

  Oscar-winning director Ang Lee's new epic "Life of Pi" showcases the relationship between a teenage Indian boy and a Bengal tiger. But in reality, the predators are under increasing threat from humans. Poaching remains a tremendous danger for the remaining feline population, with rising demand for tiger parts from East Asia, especially China where tiger bone is used in traditional medicines, experts say. Rising man-animal conflict is also one of the leading causes of decline in tiger numbers. Animal rights group PETA is hoping Read More

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Tiger killed in Wayanad India was not a man-eater

  Maneka says it was not a man-eater   The killing of a tiger, which had given sleepless nights to people in several villages of Wayanad district of Kerala over the past fortnight, has triggered an uproar within and outside the State.   A special task force of the Forest Department shot dead the tiger inside a coffee plantation near Moolamkavu on Sunday after it ventured out of the forest and lifted over a dozen cattle from the neighbouring villages. Green activists in the State are up in arms against the killing and Read More

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Mountain lion season closes in southwestern North Dakota

  BISMARCK, N.D. | North Dakota's mountain lion hunting season in a zone in the far southwestern part of the state has closed after the taking of a seventh cat.   North Dakota Game and Fish Department officials say the lion was taken Thursday, filling the late-season quota. The mountain lion season in Zone 2, which is the rest of the state outside Zone 1, has no quota and is open through March 31.   Zone 1 includes land south of ND Highway 1804 from the Montana border to the point where the road lies directly across Read More

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Mountain Lion Sighting Near San Mateo Shopping Center CA

  SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — A mountain lion was spotted near a shopping center in San Mateo early Friday morning, police said.   Citizens reported seeing a mountain lion about the size of a medium-sized dog around 4 a.m. Friday in the area of the Laurelwood Shopping Center at 1206 W. Hillsdale Blvd. in San Mateo, according to police.     Witnesses reported the sighting to police about an hour later. The California Department of Fish and game was also notified.   Anyone who encounters a mountain lion Read More

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Tiger kills woman in Dighori forest India

  BHANDARA: A woman, who went into Dighori forest in Bhandara district to collect firewood, was killed by a full grown tiger on Saturday afternoon. The deceased Chhaya Deshpande (28) hailed form Manegaon village in Lakhandur taluka.   Chhaya, along with some other women, had gone to Dighori forest to collect the firewood when a lurking tiger pounced on her. As she cried for help, the other women who accompanied her ran from the spot. But Nanda Kathane, a member of the group, started shouting loudly to drive the tiger away. But Read More
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