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China under pressure to continue ban on tiger trade

China under pressure to continue ban on tiger trade   Beijing (PTI): Animal conservationists have stepped up their campaign with renewed calls to the Chinese government to continue with its 15-year-old moratorium on the trade in tiger parts, warning that lifting of the ban would be "disastrous" for the big cats.   In their latest effort, the "Save the Tiger Fund" conducted a poll, with findings that 95 per cent across the country supported the tiger-trade ban, imposed in 1993.   Tiger bone is used in traditional Chinese Read More

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Tiger review team examines safety at San Francisco Zoo

Tiger review team examines safety at San Francisco Zoo   By Associated Press Article Launched: 01/28/2008 02:25:25 PM PST   A team of tiger experts is examining the big cat grotto at the San Francisco Zoo, where a San Jose teenager was killed and two others injured in an attack Christmas Day.   Zoo spokeswoman Lora LaMarca said the three-person team sent by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, which accredits facilities nationwide, arrived Saturday. The review is expected to be wrapped today, but the findings would not immediately Read More

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Tigress found dead in UP’s Katarniaghat range

Tigress found dead in UP's Katarniaghat range   Express news service Posted online: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 2324 hrs IST   LUCKNOW, JANUARY 28 Even as the state Government announced special tiger corridors last week in a bid to save big cats, the forest officials found a dead tigress near the Gerua river in Katarniaghat forest range in Bahraich district on Monday. The tigress's body was found barely 3 km from the Indo-Nepal border.   While the officials say that the animal was killed during a fight between tigers, Read More

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Conservationists use poll to back calls to continue China’s tiger trade ban

Conservationists use poll to back calls to continue China's tiger trade ban     BEIJING, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Conservation groups are renewing calls for China to maintain a 15-year moratorium on the trade in tiger parts with a poll showing 95 percent of Chinese support the ban.    The Save the Tiger Fund, which commissioned the poll, said 1,880 members of the public in seven major cities were asked about their use of tiger products, their preferences for products from wild tigers and China's 1993 tiger-trade Read More

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Servals Found Wandering Seattle

Two African serval cats found wandering in West SeattleAssociated Press - January 24, 2008 1:15 PM ETSEATTLE (AP) - A serval is a wild cat native to Africa that can weigh up to50 pounds.Sometimes they are illegally kept as exotic pets, and 2 of them apparentlygot away in the past month to wander around West Seattle. Both are about 1 yearold and had been de-clawed.Animal Control picked up one on Jan. 1 as it was going after some cat foodleft on a doorstep. Officers picked up the second one Saturday on the grounds ofMadison Middle School.Officer Don Read More