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CITES Gives Enforcement of Tiger Trade Ban Top Priority

CITES Gives Enforcement of Tiger Trade Ban Top Priority

CITES Gives Enforcement of Tiger Trade Ban Top Priority DOHA, Qatar, March 22, 2010 (ENS) – Countries could begin treating illegal trade in tiger parts as seriously as they treat arms and drug trafficking under a deal reached...

 

Endangered Tigers Face New Enemy – Wire Snares

Endangered Tigers Face New Enemy – Wire Snares

  CAMBRIDGE, UK, July 29, 2017 (ENS) – Illegal wire snare traps are creating a survival crisis for tigers and other wildlife across Asia. Today, on Global Tiger Day, the conservation groups TRAFFIC and WWF are urging the governments...

 

India Bans BBC From Reserves for ‘Shoot on Sight’ Film

India Bans BBC From Reserves for ‘Shoot on Sight’ Film

  NEW DELHI, India, March 2, 2017 (ENS) – India’s National Tiger Conservation Authority has banned the BBC network and its journalist Justin Rowlatt from filming in any of the country’s tiger reserves for five years. The...

 

Wild Tigers in Peril as Tiger Farms Flourish

Wild Tigers in Peril as Tiger Farms Flourish

  LONDON, UK, July 29, 2016 (ENS) – Today, 45 nongovernmental organizations from around the world are raising the alarm over increasing tiger poaching and calling for an end to all tiger farming and trade in tigers and their body...

 

Stars Back New UN Effort to End Illegal Wildlife Trade

Stars Back New UN Effort to End Illegal Wildlife Trade

  NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25, 2016 (ENS) – The United Nations, backed by celebrities from throughout the world, today launched an unprecedented campaign against the illegal trade in wildlife. This killing is pushing species to the brink...

 

Wild Tiger Numbers Up: First Time in 100 Years

Wild Tiger Numbers Up: First Time in 100 Years

  NEW DELHI, India, April 11, 2016 (ENS) – The number of tigers living in the wild has increased to 3,890 animals, the first uptick in the global wild tiger population in 100 years, World Wildlife Fund and the Global Tiger Forum announced...

 

U.S. Tightens Rules for Captive Tiger Trade

U.S. Tightens Rules for Captive Tiger Trade

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 8, 2016 (ENS) – To strengthen tiger protection, the U.S. government has finalized a rule declaring that captive tigers of unknown genetic background or crosses between different subspecies of tigers, known...

 

Global Tiger Day 2015 Finds Tiger Numbers Shrinking

Global Tiger Day 2015 Finds Tiger Numbers Shrinking

  GLAND, Switzerland, July 29, 2015 (ENS) – Today is Global Tiger Day, and across the world people are pausing to recognize that 97 percent of all wild tigers disappeared during the 20th century, when numbers dropped from about 100,000...

 

India’s Wild Tiger Population Grows by 30 Percent

India’s Wild Tiger Population Grows by 30 Percent

  NEW DELHI, India, January 21, 2015 (ENS) – India’s wild tiger population has risen to 2,226 animals, an increase of 30.5 percent since the last estimate four years ago, according to a new report published today by the government...

 

Wild Tigers: the Time to Act Is Now

Wild Tigers: the Time to Act Is Now

  By Sharon Guynup HOBOKEN, New Jersey, December 31, 2013 (ENS) – Tigers are in trouble. The largest of the world’s cats, a species that’s existed for two million years, is slipping away before our eyes. Few realize that...

 

U.S. to Crush Six Tons of Contraband Elephant Ivory

U.S. to Crush Six Tons of Contraband Elephant Ivory

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 9, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to crush and destroy six tons of elephant ivory seized by its special agents and wildlife inspectors for violations of U.S. wildlife laws, Secretary...

 

Shark Protections Upheld as Wildlife Trade Meeting Ends

Shark Protections Upheld as Wildlife Trade Meeting Ends

  BANGKOK, Thailand, March 14, 2013 (ENS) – Government Parties to the world’s only wildlife trade treaty today confirmed measures to protect sharks and rays and tropical hardwoods and to take action against countries doing little...

 

Thai Leader Vows to End Ivory Trade

Thai Leader Vows to End Ivory Trade

  BANGKOK, Thailand, March 4, 2013 (ENS) – Welcoming the world’s wildlife regulators to Thailand Sunday, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra promised to amend Thai law “with the goal of putting an end to the ivory trade.”...

 

World Trade Body Gets Serious About Alien Species

World Trade Body Gets Serious About Alien Species

  GENEVA, Switzerland, July 19, 2012 (ENS) – World Trade Organization rules on food safety and animal and plant health can be used to control environmental damage caused by alien and invasive species crossing borders into new habitats,...

 

Conservation Groups Thrown Out, Readmitted, to Ivory Trade Meeting

Conservation Groups Thrown Out, Readmitted, to Ivory Trade Meeting

Conservation Groups Thrown Out, Readmitted, to Ivory Trade Meeting GENEVA, Switzerland, August 17, 2011 (ENS) – To their shock and without warning, many of the world’s largest wildlife conservation organizations were this...

 

India’s New Wild Tiger Census Shows Population Increase

India’s New Wild Tiger Census Shows Population Increase

India’s New Wild Tiger Census Shows Population Increase NEW DELHI, India, March 30, 2011 (ENS) – India’s population of endangered tigers has increased by 225 animals since 2007, according to the results of the latest...

 

Malaysian Officials Seize Tiger Parts, Arrest Restaurant Owner

Malaysian Officials Seize Tiger Parts, Arrest Restaurant Owner KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 16, 2011 (ENS) – A restaurant owner could face the equivalent of US$196,000 in fines and time in jail after authorities found him in...

 

Hope for Wild Tigers Rises on Political, Financial Pledges

Hope for Wild Tigers Rises on Political, Financial Pledges

Hope for Wild Tigers Rises on Political, Financial Pledges ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, November 26, 2010 (ENS) – At the International Tiger Conservation Forum this week in St. Petersburg, government leaders and ministerial...

 

Wildlife Conservation Society Pledges $50 Million to Save Tigers

Wildlife Conservation Society Pledges $50 Million to Save Tigers

Wildlife Conservation Society Pledges $50 Million to Save Tigers ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, November 22, 2010 (ENS) – To help secure the future of Asia’s critically endangered wild tigers, the Wildlife Conservation...

 

Black Market Feeds on Bodies of America’s Backyard Tigers

Black Market Feeds on Bodies of America’s Backyard Tigers WASHINGTON, DC, October 22, 2010 (ENS) – Weak U.S. regulations on keeping captive tigers could be feeding the multimillion dollar international black market...

 
 
 
 

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