Indochinese tiger

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United Kingdom, Oxford University

New study confirms the importance of tiger population in Thailand Forest Complex.

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A new scientific survey has reinforced the importance of one of the world’s only remaining breeding populations of Indochinese tigers and provided evidence of tiger cubs in eastern Thailand’s Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex.

The study by researchers from the Department of Zoology’s WildCRU, published in Biological Conservation, discusses findings first announced in 2017 that the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex supports a critically important breeding population of tigers.

Commentary

A new survey shows again that it’s important to have tigers. No news in that.

But did you know that the Indochinese tiger already is wiped out in China, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam?

Well, it is true. Only 221 are still left, spread over Myanmar (where they have to face grave dangers from Chinese poachers) and Thailand.

The world doesn’t need more reports. It needs action from governments to stop poaching and illegal trade.

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Trapped Sumatran tiger

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Indonesia, Temco.co

Trapped Sumatran Tiger to be Moved to Lampung

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South Sumatra Governor Herman Deru confirmed that a Sumatran tiger (Pantera Tigris Sumatrae), trapped in Semendo Darat Ulu Sub-district, Muara Enim District, South Sumatra Province, will be moved to Lampung.

The Sumatran forest, as a habitat of tigers, must be protected, Deru stated here on Tuesday.

The governor believed that owing to habitat destruction, the tiger, in search of food, had entered a nearby village and triggered a sense of fear and panic among the local villagers.

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Another tiger taken from the Sumatran forests, because it was looking for food.

Tigers are losing their habitat fast. They lack food and place to live.

The palmoil industry, backed up by the Indonesian government, is gaining more and more control over Sumatran forests.

Who is gonna stop this?

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Forest

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India – The New Indian Express

Women in the wild: Here are five ladies who have dedicated their lives to saving forests.

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While there are many crusaders, here are five women who have dedicated their lives in saving our forests and wild animals for a greener future.

Latika Nath: Known as India’s tiger princess, Latika is the country’s first wildlife biologist to hold a doctorate on tigers. She is just a tiger conservationist, and a wildlife photographer who, at seven, knew that she wanted to be an ecologist. Latika’s work has been featured in a documentary called The Tiger Princess and another programme called Wild Things. She has also contributed to films like Sita’s Story and A Tale of Two Tigers.

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Many people work in (tiger) conservation. But not many women.

This article gives the credits to a few of them, giving their best to save our tigers or our forests.

A big thank you!

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NTCA tiger traffic ban

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India – The New Indian Express

NTCA to support Bandipur traffic ban.

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Officials of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) will submit its affidavit to the Supreme Court agreeing to the proposal to strengthen and upgrade the alternative Mysuru- Mananthwadi Road via Gonikuppa.

While the NTCA, in its affidavit, is proposing to upgrade the alternative road to national highway standards, in the next step, it will propose putting some restrictions on the movement of vehicles on this road during night hours as it passes through the buffer zone of Bandipur Tiger Reserve.

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The Indian tiger authority NTCA supports an alternative route to move traffic out of the Bandipur Tiger Reserve.

This case is a true Human Tiger Conflict.

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Pregnant tiger

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India – The New Indian Express

National Tiger Conservation Authority must frame rules for pregnant tigers: Karnataka vets.

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Just after the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) released its revised guidelines, veterinarians are now questioning why no decision was taken with regard to lactating or pregnant carnivores.

According to Karnataka Forest Department officials, NTCA needs to issue guidelines on what needs to be done if a tiger has strayed out of a defined forest area and is searching for a new territory. This has become more important after some cases of sub-adult tigers venturing outside forest areas in search of a new territory resulted in man-animal conflicts. The decision on these two subjects and many others will be taken at the NTCA meeting to be held on Thursday and Friday, where heads of all the tiger reserves will participate.

Commentary

After the new NTCA guidelines ventinarians wonder why there are still no guidelines on how to deal with pregnant tigresses, in case of problems.

Maybe the NTCA can look into this easy matter soon?

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Tiger park

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USA – Inkstone News

China wants its own Yellowstone National Park.

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China plans to develop a unified national park system by 2020, after gathering inspiration from wilderness recreation areas in the United States.

Chinese officials in charge of the project have visited Yellowstone National Park and other protected areas and met with conservation experts to prepare for the task.

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China is improving in many ways when it comes to wildlife and nature conservation.

After a series of trials with 10 National Parks China wants to have a large area focused on protecting threatened plant species and animals such as the giant panda, Amur tiger and Amur leopard.

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