Saving Space for Tigers on a Crowding Planet

Tigers, the biggest of the great cats, are having a tough time finding space as the growth spurt in human numbers and appetites in Asia presses in on their last wild havens. Alan Rabinowitz, a biologist who has been studying and working to save tigers and other wild cat species for decades (see him in the field in the video above), recently helped run a Bangkok meeting of scientists, law enforcement officials and conservationists developing new tactics for boosting tigers’ prospects in the face of relentless poaching pressure driven by the booming demand for tiger skins and products in China and parts of Southeast Asia.http://youtu.be/vt_JA0Nt3xYHere’s a “Your Dot” contribution from Rabinowitz, who heads Panthera, which — together with the Wildlife Conservation Society — has been running a project called Tigers Forever, focused on doubling tiger popul

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