Mark Your Calendar – July 29th is Global Tiger Day

Tiger with Cub - Global Tiger Day July 29

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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Russians Get Tiger Conservation Training in India

russian team traiing to protect tigers

TIGER NEWS ROUNDUP – FEATURED STORY

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…”

Russian team being trained in Panna to boost tiger conservation
Times of India
NAGPUR: In a bid to boost tiger conservation efforts globally, International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) in collaboration with the Global Tiger Forum (GTF) has hosted a two-member team of Russian forest officers in India and more »


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