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
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.
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VIDEO: Jessica Sanchez's Report
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Help Protect the Tiger 2010
Music and lyrics by Big Cat Rescuer Dennis Mitchell
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
MEET OUR TIGERS! 2010 Year of the Tiger
Tigers are one of the most popular animals in the world, instantly recognizable and ultimate predators yet they are a vanishing species...
With more tigers living in captivity in the USA than are left in the wild!
2010 is the year of the TIGER and september 26th is International Tiger Day! Global action will bring back the Tiger, let's celebrate these amazing animals!
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Cruel world of the tiger trade
By KATE JACKSON
Published: 24 May 2010
IN A dingy market stall in southern Tibet, a trader empties out a sack full of bones.
These pitiful relics were once a magnificent tiger, roaming wild and free.
Now sold on the black market to be used in medicines and Tiger wine, these bones can fetch around £600 per kilo
It's a sickening sight.
At the turn of the twentieth century, there were estimated to be over 100,000 tigers in the wild. Now that figure has dwindled Read More
China tiger park flouts loophole
Thursday, March 25, 2010
09:13 Mecca time, 06:13 GMT
A wildlife park in southern China is believed to house the world’s largest single collection of tigers, with around 1,500 in captivity.
But while it is illegal to kill tigers in China, the park has been accused of cruelly starving its tigers to death in order to sell their body parts for use in lucrative traditional medicines.
Al Jazeera’s Tony Birtley reports from Guilin.
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Tiger Temple is a Sham
Abbot of the Tiger Temple, Pra Acharn Phusit (Chan) Khantitharo caught on film beating tigers with a stick. (Photo courtesy CWI)
Thailand's Tiger Temple Sues Conservationists Over Abuse Allegations
KANCHANABURI, Thailand, February 3, 2010 (ENS) - Three advocates for wildlife conservation and welfare appeared in a Kanchanaburi court this morning to answer charges of defamation brought by the Tiger Temple, a tourist attraction in Kanchanaburi.
Edwin Wiek, founder and director of Wildlife Friends of Thailand, a wildlife Read More
International TIGER DAY 2009!
TIGERS: Majestic, powerful, beautiful, ENDANGERED! September 27th 2009 is International Tiger Day. Started by the Phoenix Fund, a Russian non-governmental organization in 2000, the celebration of all things TIGER is now an annual city holiday in Vladivostock with 3000+ participants!
To help celebrate International Tiger Day 2009, Big Cat Rescue is discounting their tour price by 10% from Sept 27th - Oct 3rd, to anyone who mentions the words "tiger conservation" or "international tiger Read More
Help Big Cat Rescue save this tiger from ending up like the stuffed one over the buffet in the truck stop's diner.
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Paper Tigers 2008
The Role of the U.S. Captive Tiger Population in the Trade in Tiger Parts
Flawed U.S. Regulations Make Tigers in Captivity Vulnerable
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2008 – Huge gaps in U.S. regulations for tigers held in captivity could make the big cats a target for illegal trade, wildlife trade monitoring group TRAFFIC and World Wildlife Fund found in the first-ever comprehensive report on captive tiger regulations across the United States.
The report, Paper Tigers?: The Role of the U.S. Captive Tiger Read More