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Chinese volunteers establish tiger-protection web site

Chinese volunteers establish tiger-protection web site < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese volunteers have founded a web site to promote public involvement in protecting tigers, especially endangered wild tigers. The site (www.ilaohu.org, which stands for "love tigers") has news, opinions, multimedia information about tigers and a forum where people can discuss tiger-related topics. Read More

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Butchered tigers, leopards seized on Thai-Lao border: navy

Butchered tigers, leopards seized on Thai-Lao border: navy < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> Wed Jan 30, < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />3:10 AM ET Six slaughtered tigers and five leopards have been seized along with 275 live pangolins as traffickers tried to smuggle them across the Mekong River into Laos, the Thai navy said Wednesday. The animals were being loaded off trucks and onto a boat when a navy patrol discovered them late Tuesday, Lieutenant Read More

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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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