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Camera Traps Catch Eye of the Tiger

...f everyday technology that is yielding results for tigers on the Indonesian Island of Sumatra. WWF scientist.../absence surveys that will provide a range map for tigers in Sumatra's lowland rainforest. The cameras will also help provide a density estimate of tigers in ...

Siberian tigers hang tough

...ndeavor to determine distribution and abundance of tigers in the Russian Far East, the last stronghold of Si...esearchers report that approximately 334-417 adult tigers remain in the region, along with 97-112 cubs. While stressing that results are preliminary, the news...

Study shows big game hunters, not climate change, killed off sloths

...loths, included mammoths, mastodons, saber-toothed tigers and giant bears, Steadman said. "It was as dramatic as the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago," he said. By understanding when, and to some extent how, ground sloths became extinct, scientists may be able to determine the biological p...

Viagra's hidden help for wildlife

... with TCMs. Animals such as seals, sea horses and tigers have long been hunted because practitioners of TCM use their body parts for their presumed healing and virility qualities. The researchers surveyed 256 Chinese men, aged 50 to 76, who sought treatment at a large TCM clinic in Hong Kong. The men were...

Protecting endangered species helps reduce poverty

...aving endangered species like pandas, gorillas and tigers helps reduce poverty and improve the lives of local communities, according to a new World Wildlife Fund report. Now as the eighth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity opens today in Curitiba, Brazil, WWF urges the CBD a...

New tiger report release: Tiger habitat down from just a decade ago

...bitat than they were thought to a decade ago. The tigers now occupy only 7 percent of their historic range....of the Wildlife Conservation Society. "We can save tigers forever. However, tiger conservation requires commitment from local partners, governments and intern...

Tigers get a business plan

...ves a dozen WCS field sites where an estimated 800 tigers currently reside. Building on WCS successes in pl...ger numbers have rebounded, the new plan says that tigers can grow to an approximately 1,200 individuals across these sites. The total population for tigers ...

Alarming decline in Nepal's rhinos and tigers in former Maoist stronghold

...were found last week in the Babai Valley. Thirteen tigers were reported in the area between 1998-2001 but th...e in the remaining protected areas in Nepal, where tigers and rhinos are still doing well," said Sybille Klenzendorf, acting director of WWF's Species Conserv...

Save the whales? Sure, but how many?

...s should call Yellowstone home" Are there too few tigers in the world" Conservationist biologists grapple ...s bison on the Great Plains or Asia's forests with tigers and their prey,' said Sanderson. ...

Wild tigers need cat food

...iety (WCS) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says tigers living in one of India’s best-run national parks l... found that an average of 23 percent of the park’s tigers either move away or die each year from either naturally or from poaching outside of the park, yet to...

End of deforestation in view? Experts advance new way to size up global forest resources

...forest transitions are good news for wildlife like tigers and moose whose forest habitat has been decimated by human activity. Skinhead Earth? Earlier research showed farmers have so successfully learned to extract more crop from a given area that land needed for agriculture is shrinking, even as peop...

Global map shows new patterns of extinction risk

...ferent factors entirely may affect mammals such as tigers which are under threat from poachers, and amphibians which are being diminished by diseases brought into their habitat by non-native fish. "This means that even if a mountainous area has a real problem with endangered amphibians in its creeks and...

New species declared: Clouded leopard on Borneo and Sumatra

... teeth relative to body size of any cat. Sumatran tigers are the largest predators on Sumatra. Between 5,000 and 11,000 clouded leopards are estimated to live on Borneo. The total number in Sumatra could be in the range of 3,000 to 7,000 individuals. However, further studies are needed to obtain better...

Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia

...Red List of Threatened Species, the same status as tigers and pandas. Threats to its existence include over-harvesting by hunters due to its size and edibility, as well as habitat destruction from dams, irrigation and dredging. The stretch of Mekong River where the turtle lives is an area closed for many...

Prey not hard-wired to fear predators

Are Asian elk hard-wired to fear the Siberian tigers who stalk them" When wolves disappear from the f... predators, Berger played recordings of wolves and tigers and chronicled their reactions. As expected, in the absence of predators, the elk, moose, bison and...

Threats to wild tigers growing

...toric range, and the area known to be inhabited by tigers has declined by 41 percent over the past decade, a...rs--there are believed to be only about 5,000 wild tigers left--some conservation programs have been successful. Dinerstein and his coauthors highlight a prog...

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