Navigation Links
WCS study finds potential to double tiger numbers in South Asia
Date:11/5/2007

numbers in key areas over the next decade. This new initiative, called Tigers Forever, blends a business model with hard science, and has already attracted the attention of venture capitalists who have pledged an initial $10 million to go to specific projects to support the initiative.

Unlike earlier efforts to set tiger conservation targets that were mostly based on land cover maps, this study for the first time incorporated field data on tiger densities derived from the pioneering camera trapping work of WCS researcher Dr. Ullas Karanth and colleagues. The study also assessed the impact of the landscape matrix surrounding the reserves using tiger population models based on measured and expected tiger densities.

The researchers found that landscapes surrounding protected areas play a significant role in the ability of those reserves to support tigers. The 21 areas most capable of supporting large numbers of tigers are concentrated in a few regions in central India, and the Indian borders with Nepal and Bhutan. Eighteen of the protected areas currently contain tiger populations.

The remaining 129 protected areas do not have the potential to sustain high numbers of tigers, but nonetheless these reserves could be capable of containing tigers over the long term if the landscape surrounding the reserves are better managed to reduce negative impacts.

Though no truly accurate global numbers exist, conservationists guess that 5,000 tigers remain in the wild. About 150 years ago, 100,000 tigers may have roamed throughout much of Asia according to some guesses.


'/>"/>

Contact: John Delaney
jdelaney@wcs.org
718-220-3275
Wildlife Conservation Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
2. A study by the MUHC and McGill University opens a new door to understanding cancer
3. Study begins to reveal clues to the cause and progression of sepsis
4. Clones on task serve greater good, evolutionary study shows
5. New study warns limited carbon market puts 20 percent of tropical forest at risk
6. New study examines how rearing environment can alter navigation
7. Study links cat disease to flame retardants in furniture and to pet food
8. New continent and species discovered in Atlantic study
9. Study shows link between alcohol consumption and hiv disease progression
10. Feeling hot, hot, hot: New study suggests ways to control fever-induced seizures
11. Study finds environmental tests help predict hospital-acquired Legionnaires disease risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2014)... the United States, natural-gas production from shale rock ... 2007. Yet scientists still do not fully understand ... to a report in the journal Frontiers ... gas extraction continues to vastly outpace scientific examination, ... organizations and institutions, including Princeton University, concluded that ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... By tracing nearly 3,000 genes to the earliest ... Florida scientists have created an extensive "Tree of ... next-generation DNA sequencing. , Among the study,s ... to small moths than to large ones, which ... The study also found that some insects once ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... study (HPV-023; NCT00518336) shows the sustained efficacy, ... virus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix. Women vaccinated with ... more than nine years, and vaccine efficacy ... is the longest follow-up report for a ... for the full paper. , HPV ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):'Fracking' in the dark: Biological fallout of shale-gas production still largely unknown 2'Fracking' in the dark: Biological fallout of shale-gas production still largely unknown 3UF study advances 'DNA revolution,' tells butterflies' evolutionary history 2UF study advances 'DNA revolution,' tells butterflies' evolutionary history 3Sustained efficacy, immunogenicity, and safety for GlaxoSmithKline's HPV vaccine 2Sustained efficacy, immunogenicity, and safety for GlaxoSmithKline's HPV vaccine 3
... Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common ... demographic groups, including young women without any known risk factors. ... may increase the movement of precancerous cells in the mouth ... oral cavity. The new results, published in the ...
... adult height may be caused by genetic inheritance, but a ... to be discovered. Now a new meta-analysis of ... over two dozen genes that were not previously associated with ... 30 previously known height genes. "Although the discoveries may not ...
... The hair color of an unknown perpetrator who has ... for forensic investigators. Erasmus MC scientists, in collaboration with their ... predict people,s probable hair color. Their findings will be published ... The research findings demonstrate that on the basis of DNA ...
Cached Biology News:Estrogen may help precancerous cells spread in oral cavity 2CHOP-led study detects dozens of genes for adult height 2CHOP-led study detects dozens of genes for adult height 3Hair color of unknown offenders is no longer a secret 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... University Bloomington have described the self-assembly of large, ... potential value for the field of organic electronic ... , Their paper, "Anion-Induced Dimerization of 5-fold Symmetric ... Crystals," has been published online by Chemical ... of Chemistry. It is the first collaboration by ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Yonkers, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 ... use in high temperature oven carts. These bearings are ... occur in sealed ball bearings because of the ... purity alumina requested help from the design engineers at ... through a heating process. During their manufacturing operation, pans ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014 CollabRx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... therapeutic decision-making in oncology, today announced that it will ... to discuss the Company's financial results for the first ... about the business in the current fiscal year. , ... on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 5 p.m. EDT ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Held at the Stanford ... an overview of the disease and its treatment. Survivors ... effects, as well as updates on the state-of-the-art with ... Sandy Srinivas for organizing this educational opportunity,” says KCA ... “Sandy and her colleagues have put together a program ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Chemists demonstrate 'bricks-and-mortar' assembly of new molecular structures 2Chemists demonstrate 'bricks-and-mortar' assembly of new molecular structures 3Graphite Metallizing Announces Bearings for High Temperature Oven Applications 2Graphite Metallizing Announces Bearings for High Temperature Oven Applications 3CollabRx, Inc. Schedules First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Conference Call and Business Update 2
... YORK, Sept. 13 Regenicin™, Inc. ... clinical-stage biotechnology company, announced today that John J. Weber, ... Medical Systems, USA, Inc. ("Fujifilm USA"), has agreed to ... of directors and interim Chief Financial Officer.  Weber brings ...
... CLEVELAND, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/-- DATATRAK International, Inc. (OTCQX: DATA), a ... for the clinical trials industry, announced today that Zacks ... effective September 13, 2010. Zacks is a leading provider ... this research report can be obtained by contacting Mr. ...
... Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CSBR ), a company ... specific data to enhance the value of oncology drugs, today ... ended July 31, 2010.  Full details of the Company,s financial ... www.championsbiotechnology.com . Total revenues for the first ...
Cached Biology Technology:Former Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Executive John J. Weber Agrees to Join Regenicin™ as a Member of Its Board of Directors and Interim CFO 2DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces Initial Equity Research Coverage by Zacks Investment Research 2DATATRAK International, Inc. Announces Initial Equity Research Coverage by Zacks Investment Research 3Champions Biotechnology Reports Fiscal 2011 First Quarter Financial Results 2Champions Biotechnology Reports Fiscal 2011 First Quarter Financial Results 3Champions Biotechnology Reports Fiscal 2011 First Quarter Financial Results 4
... is the research-grade spectrofluorometer with a minimum ... S/N ratio 200 or greater for the ... especially designed to keep in mind in ... kinetics, stopped-flow, titration, or anisotropic measurements. ,The ...
... Microarrays designed for genome-wide microRNA expression ... and powerful Paraflo microfluidic on-chip synthesis ... part of our comprehensive microRNA Expression ... The Fishes microRNA Microarray contains ...
... microRNA expression profiling and built on ... on-chip synthesis platform. These microarrays are ... microRNA Expression Profiling Service. ... Microarray contains all known virus microRNAs ...
... The LTQ XL extends the legendary MSn ... to generate structural information through Thermo Scientifics ... Scientific's LTQ XL is the only mass ... ETD and CID. Pulsed Q Collision ...
Biology Products: