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THE TRUTH ABOUT TIGERS   A film by Shekar Dattari   "The Truth About Tigers is an unflinching look at the ground realities that prevail in India's forests. It’s a film that tells it like it is, and it is a must see for all those who are interested in helping to save this remarkable animal. The film guides the viewer through the life of the tiger, from birth to death, clearly explaining the reasons why tigers are declining. More importantly, it provides pointers on what the government should do to reverse Read More

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Conservation, not conversation

Poachers are hunting down tigers across Asia and Russia for their skin, bones, and even private parts to sell on the lucrative wildlife black market. With populations dwindling, the world’s remaining 3200 wild tigers could use some help - and fast. And certainly, it looks like people from around the world are uniting to save the tiger - by declaring their intention, over and over. Next week, 400 participants from around the world will gather in Russia for the seventh meeting in two years on how to save the tiger — if they raise a tonne Read More

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EIA urges International Tiger Forum to give its outcomes real teeth PARTICIPANTS in the forthcoming International Tiger Forum are being cautioned they must act decisively now or face a future in which the wild tiger is extinct. Tiger range countries are to meet in St Petersburg, Russia, from November 21-24, 2010 for the forum hosted by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) sees it as an opportunity to commit to an unprecedented global pledge to save wild tigers, now numbering as few Read More

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Biologists capture panther near attack sites in Collier – VIDEO REPORT

Updated: Nov 04, 2010 5:31 PM EDTBy Karla RayLINK TO VIDEO Biologists have captured a Florida panther that wildlife officials say may have attacked several calves in southern Collier County.Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials caught the male panther on public land in the Florida Panther Wildlife Refuge, a little more than a mile west of the attack sites.Biologists tranquilized Read More

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FL Panther is Collared in Area Where Calves Killed

A tranquilized male Florida panther caught Wednesday may be the one killing livestock in Collier County. He was tagged and released. (Special to A.M. — A male Florida panther suspected of killing livestock in eastern Collier County has been captured, collared and released.Over the past month, one or more panthers have killed several calves in the Sunniland area."We confirmed four calves - we were called out and saw them," said Mark Lotz, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologist. "The owners claim there Read More

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Officials: Panther attacks 4 calves near Naples

The Associated PressNAPLES, FLA. -- Wildlife officials are trying to capture an endangered Florida panther that has attacked at least four calves at a ranch near Naples.Officials say that if they capture the panther, they will first check to see if it is attacking the calves because it is too sickly to chase wild prey like deer and hogs.If it is healthy, a tracking collar will be placed on it and it will be moved away from the ranch.If it returns to the ranch, officials say they could use dogs and loud recordings of baying dogs to scare it offScientists Read More

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Several panther attacks on calves have Immokalee ranchers on alert

Florida Fish and Wildlife CommissionA female panther drags off a goat killed June 6 at 15th Street Southwest while one of her kittens waits on the other side of the fence. A trail camera with a motion sensor captured the image. IMMOKALEE — Liesa Priddy marks her calendar when one of the special breed Cracker cows gives birth at her family’s JB Ranch south of Immokalee.Another tally is sharpening the edge on conflicts between ranchers and endangered Florida panthers in eastern Collier County.A panther, maybe more than one, is attacking and killing Read More

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Florida panther found dead in Big Cypress National Preserve

An endangered Florida panther was discovered dead this week in Big Cypress National Preserve, according to a report by a preserve biologist.The 12-year-old female panther was detected in the preserve between Turner River Road and Burns Lake north of U.S. 41 during a routine monitoring flight Monday, the report says.The report does not list a cause of death, but says rangers "did not detect signs of human involvement" and found signs of a struggle, possibly a fight with another panther.The panther likely had been dead for two days, limiting field Read More

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Don’t Touch Tigers!

Don't Touch Tigers! ORLANDO, Fla. -- From across the lake, the hunga, hunga roar of a lion rang out. It's not what you'd typically hear in a Tampa suburb, but at the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary it is normal background noise. His name is Joseph and he was rescued in 2007 from a home in Ohio where he was one of the main attractions in a petting zoo that went under.   IMAGES: Big Cat Rescue Sanctuary   VIDEO: Jessica Sanchez's Report   Just a few acres away, Read More

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Help Protect the Tiger 2010

Help Protect the Tiger 2010 Music and lyrics by Big Cat Rescuer Dennis Mitchell DENNY MITCHELL VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE Denny joined Big Cat Rescue as a volunteer in 2001. After doing the usual volunteer functions such as cleaning, feeding ,etc., he realized the could make a bigger contribution by engaging the public by doing outreach and leading tours. To date he has taken well over 10000 people on tours of our sanctuary. He also has made presentations to various civic and business organizations in the Read More