Year of the Tiger Media Briefing to Address Wild Tiger Status Worldwide

Year of the Tiger Media Briefing to Address Wild Tiger Status Worldwide

By: Marketwire
Feb. 9, 2010 03:36 PM

TORONTO, ONTARIO — (Marketwire) — 02/09/10 — A media briefing on Wednesday from leading tiger experts will address the status of tigers around the world, the threats they face and solutions to address their decline, including a special tiger summit in Vladivostok this September.

The briefing comes as many Asian countries prepare to celebrate Year of the Tiger beginning Sunday, Feb. 14 and WWF begins a year-long tiger campaign. An estimated 3,200 tigers are left in the wild and their numbers are declining from a combination of poaching, habitat loss, poorly planned development and illegal trafficking.


The briefing, via teleconference/WebEx will feature:

— Crawford Allan, Director of TRAFFIC-North America
— Mike Baltzer, Director of WWF’s Global Tiger Initiative
— Lixin Huang, President of the American College of Traditional Chinese
— Sybille Klenzendorf, Director of WWF-US Species Conservation Program
— Keshav S. Varma, Program Director, Global Tiger Initiative, The World
Bank Group


09:00 EDT Wednesday, February 10, 2010

(for time conversion in your time zone, go to:


In person: WWF-US Headquarters, 1250 24th St., NW, Washington, DC 20037

Toll free-U.S. and Canada: 888-278-8465
Toll-U.S. and Canada: 913-981-5580

To view maps and other visuals via WebEx:

The teleconference will be recorded for later web access at

This press release and associated material can be found on

Ashley Brasfield
Communications Coordinator
416-489-4567 ext. 7228

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