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Save the Critically Endangered Indochinese Tiger

IUCN Headquarters IUCN Conservation Centre, Rue Mauverney 28, 1196, Gland, Switzerland  mail@iucn.org  Phone:+41 22 9990000 Fax:+41 22 9990002   Asia Regional Office 63, Soi Prompong, Sukhumvit Soi 39, Wattana, 10110 Bangkok, Thailand  asia@iucn.org  Phone: +66 2 6624032  Fax: +66 2 6624387  Fax: +66 2 6624388   International Union for Conservation of Nature Headquarters, Asian Regional Office,   The Indochinese tiger is a tiger subspecies found in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam Read More

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Lawmakers Thwart Effort to Kill Endangered Species Protection

Lawmakers Thwart Effort to Kill Endangered Species Protection On July 27, 2011 with a vote of 224-202 the U.S House of Representatives rejected the "extinction rider," which would have prohibited species listings and habitat conservation under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Defeating the "extinction rider" is great news for America's most vulnerable species and their habitat. A big Thank You to all of Big Wildlife's supporters who took action and contacted their Representative!!  Together, we're all making a difference for wildlife Read More

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First reported Florida panther death of 2010

Florida panther found dead in Lee County; first reported death of year * By ERIC STAATS * Posted January 19, 2010 at 11:18 a.m.Florida wildlife officials reported this morning the first death of an endangered Florida panther in 2010.The male panther, between two and three years old, was found last night west of the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed, about a mile south of Corkscrew Road in Lee County, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.The panther was found by a citizen who saw vultures feeding and thought Read More

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Victory for jaguars in U.S. – N.Y. Times

January 13, 2010In Reversal, Jaguar Habitat Will Be ProtectedBy LESLIE KAUFMANAfter more than a decade of resistance, the Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday that it would reverse previous decisions and protect the habitat of the jaguar.The sleek, ferocious cats have been listed since 1997 as endangered, the highest level of peril for a wild species. Still, the government has never designated critical habitat for the jaguar or come up with a formal recovery plan, steps that are commonly taken under the Endangered Species Act.The federal government Read More

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Middle schoolers explore Florida panther habitat while learning science lessons

Collier middle schoolers explore panther habitat while learning science lessonsContributed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Posted November 30, 2009 at 5:38 p.m. Talk about getting your feet wet. Hundreds of Collier County middle school students got the chance to experience the outdoors up close and personal thanks to a state environment program.The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Learning in Florida’s Environment (LIFE) Program partnered with Collier County public schools, the Florida Panther Refuge Read More