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Habitat loss drives Sumatran tiger to verge of extinction


February 29th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) The destruction of vegetation is driving the Sumatran tiger to the brink of extinction, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) researchers say. The Sumatran tiger, native to Indonesia, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Salient features of India’s tiger census


March 28th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India is home to 1,706 tigers, says the latest tiger census released Monday. Here are some salient points related to the exercise undertaken in three ... Read more...

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‘People gung-ho about growth more dangerous than poachers’


December 1st, 2010 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said that people "gung-ho about growth" pose a bigger threat to tiger conservation than poachers"."It is easy to deal with ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Putin to host Asian summit on tiger conservation aimed at doubling population by 2022


November 19th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
St. Petersburg, Nov 19(ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin will host emissaries of 12 Asian nations to the first-ever international summit on tiger conservation beginning in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday.The summit will ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New way to track tigers in the wild to ensure survival


November 19th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Indian experts have discovered that it is possible to accurately predict the number of tigers in the wild by monitoring both paw prints and feces."Tigers are cryptic, nocturnal ... Read more...

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Fugitive tiger returns to Rajasthan


October 17th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 17 (IANS) A male tiger which attacked dozens of villagers in Uttar Pradesh after straying from Rajasthan's Ranthambore National Park has returned to its home state and is reportedly taking ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New TV footage shows tigers can thrive and breed in Himalayas


September 20th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.20 (ANI): A documentary titled "Lost Land of the Tiger" has provided the first real evidence that tigers can thrive and breed in the foothills of the Himalayas, which are more ... Read more...

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Conservationists say keeping tigers alive in the wild costs 80 m dollars per year


September 15th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.15 (ANI): The cost of keeping tigers alive in the wild is about 80 million dollars per year, say conservationists, but only about 50 million dollars per year is being pledged.According ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tiger tops list of species most at threat of extinction


January 4th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 4 (ANI): The World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature has come out with a list of species most at threat of extinction, in which the tiger takes the top spot.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rising sea level threatens Sunderbans inhabitants


December 3rd, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
Sunderbans (West Bengal), Dec.3 (ANI): Rising sea levels has forced thousands of families to leave their ancestral houses and lands in the Sunderbans area of West Bengal, and many more are living ... Read more...

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New global programme to save tigers to link India


June 20th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 20 (IANS) In a bid to save wild tigers from extinction, the Smithsonian Institution and the World Bank Group plan to link relevant institutions in India, China, Indonesia, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Indian scientists make major breakthrough in tiger conservation


June 19th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): In a new study, a team of Indian scientists has announced a major breakthrough in the science of saving tigers, namely, high-tech DNA fecal sampling.The study was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tiger-human conflicts on the rise in India’s Sundarbans


May 5th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Reports indicate that constant face-offs between humans and tigers in India's Sundarbans region are on the rise, with tiger populations dwindling and rising seas pushing humans into ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Software now tracks tigers in 3-D


March 19th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) A new software will allow tiger researchers to promptly identify individual animals by creating a 3-D model using photos taken by remote cameras, and speed up conservation efforts. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New 3D software to count tigers for conservation


March 13th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): A new software developed with help from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) will allow researchers to rapidly identify individual tigers by creating a three-dimensional (3D) model using ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chinas reopening of tiger trade could wipe species off the face of the Earth


July 2nd, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Scientists and conservationists have expressed fear that if China reopens tiger trade, the species could be wiped off the face of the Earth.According to a new ... Read more...

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If China reopens trade, tigers will be wiped out: study


July 2nd, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) If trade in tiger parts were reopened, the demand in China would end up wiping out the 4,000 big cats that remain in the wild, according to a ... Read more...

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Captive tigers purebred ancestry raises their conservation value


April 18th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 18 (ANI): A new report has determined that many captive tigers held in captivity around the world represent purebred subspecies and harbor genomic diversity no longer found in nature, ... Read more...

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Captive tigers are of purebred ancestry: study


April 18th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Tigers held captive in zoos, circuses and private homes worldwide may hold considerable conservation value for their rapidly dwindling wild brethren, according to a new study. A new ... Read more...

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Indian tiger faces extinction because of dwindling numbers


March 12th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by admin
London, March 12 (ANI): A top WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature) official in India has said that tiger populations in the country has drastically gone down from 40,000 at the beginning of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

5,000 mile long genetic corridor to help in conservation of tigers


February 14th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Panthera Foundation have announced plans to establish a 5,000 mile-long genetic corridor from Bhutan to Burma, which would be the next step ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Experts identify 21 key areas in Indian subcontinent for healthy tiger conservation


November 14th, 2007 - 8:33 am ICT by admin
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