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No more than 300 wild Malaysian tigers remain today

In 2009, the nation committed to double the number of wild tigers to 1,000 by 2020 under the National Tiger Action Plan, which spells out the measures needed to boost tiger numbers. With barely four years left to the deadline, we may have to concede defeat. Our tiger population has not grown, but dwindled.  When the plan was drawn up, it was thought that some 500 tigers still roam our forests. Many in the conservation circle found that to be a generous estimate and finally, in 2014, it wa ...

Tigress and 2 of her cubs found dead at Pench Tiger Reserve

Sad news in from Pench Tiger reserve that a Tigress and two of her four cubs have been found dead.  The likely cause of death is by poisoning.  The 12 year old tigress had four cubs of eight months of age. One has so far been found alive and a search is on for the remaining cub. Please follow the link below to read more in the Indian Express. http://bit.ly/25wulIn ...

The disgusting truth behind the Tiger Farms in China

Thousands of tigers are dying in wretched conditions on farms masquerading as wildlife parks to feed a booming multi-million dollar business in China for wine made with their bones, a MailOnline investigation reveals.  Sold as a health tonic and aphrodisiac in bottles shaped as tigers, the wine is surging in popularity with online sales and a tacit government acceptance of the trade making it easier than ever to order for the dinner tables of the country's growing rich elite.  Re ...

Nepal and India to work together in an effort to save tigers from poachers

Wildlife conservation authorities from Nepal and India have concluded that Bawaria and Banjara tribal communities in India pose key threat to tiger conservation, and decided to come up with measures to track down the poachers, monitor their activities and restrict their movement along the trans-boundary corridor.   A dramatic surge in tiger poaching with cases of arrests and seizures of tiger skins and body parts in Nepal has triggered alarm bells in both the countries.  Tiger c ...

Poacher arrested with 5 tiger skins and bones

Acting on a tip-off, Ramchandra alias Chander was arrested with tiger skins and bones weighing 125 kg from Shaympur area of the district, a release from Uttarakhand Police's Special Task Force said.  See link below to read the report in the Press trust of India. http://bit.ly/1YSwfhK ...

Two new Tiger cubs sighted at Panna

After the tragedy of the loss of all of Panna's tigers to poaching it is gratifying to learn that one of the relocated tigress's at the reserve has given birth to a third litter of two cubs.  Now the population of relocated tigers including those that have since been born at the reserve has grown to thirty two.  Let us all hope that with proper protection the present tiger population will survive and be able to increase their numbers further.  See link below to read the ...

Wild Tiger population on the increase in Thailand.

The team of Thai and international scientists said that Thailand was the only place in Southeast Asia where tigers are confirmed to be increasing in population, and believe even better days lay ahead for the beautiful animals.  The study findings came after the Thai government teamed up with the Wildlife Conservation Society to establish an intensive patrol system in Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in Uthai Thani to curb poaching of tigers and their prey and to try to boost the wi ...

Poaching still a major threat to tigers.

The latest arrests were made in Pahalwanpur in Kailali district on Wednesday, where police held eight persons, including six Indian nationals of a nomadic community involved in poaching for generations. In Kailali alone, three arrests related to tiger poaching have been made in the past one year. http://bit.ly/1QbfDSd ...