On July 29th, Global Tiger Day will be celebrated worldwide. Wild tiger populations have declined over 90% in the past 100 years. It is estimated that less that 3000 tigers currently live in the wild. Several tiger subspecies are already extinct.
Tigers have been relentlessly killed for their skins and body parts. Tiger “farms” are now being run to breed the cats for slaughter.
How can you help? Spread the word about Global Tiger Day and sign the new Avaaz petition against tiger farms in China.
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Russian forest officers are participating in India’s “Tiger Watch Programme,” a partnership between the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India and Global Tiger Forum. More than half of the world’s wild tiger population inhabits India.
“…in Russia forest officers may sometimes go a considerably long duration or even their entire career without actually seeing a tiger in the wild, given the sparse population in the ranges…”
Source: The Hindu
H.C. Kantharaj, Director, Bandipur Tiger Reserve, told The Hindu that the forest was dry and the next 15 to 20 days would be critical. There have been no major fires in the national park so far, … There are no plans at present to artificially …
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