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  • akbangia 11:24 am on March 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    EU, China and India thrash out deal on illegal trade of tigers parts 


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    An agreement reached at a UN meeting on wildlife trade in Doha could see countries treating illegal trade in tiger parts as seriously as arms and drug trafficking, but campaigners have cautioned that words must be turned into action.

    The UK-brokered deal, which was the result of lengthy negotiations between the EU and the tiger range countries, should see increased intelligence sharing against the criminal networks behind the trade, and will build on recent training provided by INTERPOL.

    Parties to the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), agreed to develop a database to monitor the illegal trade in tiger, leopard and snow leopard parts.

    Securing the involvement of the professional enforcement community is essential to protecting Asia’s big cats, which are poached for their skins, bones and body parts. CITES called for an urgent meeting of senior police and customs officers before a Head of State tiger summit to be held in Russia later this year.

    The news came as welcome relief for conservationists in a week that has so far seen attempts to protect bluefin tuna, polar bears and coral defeated.

    Alongside enforcement measures, countries supported an existing decision to ensure that tiger farms did not supply the illegal market for big cat products.

    “There have been many promises this week, but getting countries to actually use these new enforcement tactics will be the real test of the commitment to ending tiger trade, and saving the species”, said Debbie Banks, Senior Campaigner at the Environmental Investigation Agency, and Chair of the Species Survival Network’s Big Cat Working Group.

    “Time is running out for tigers and other big cats. Tiger range countries and consumer nations need to work together to reduce demand for their parts and stamp out the illegal tiger trade”, said Avinash Basker, Legal Consultant to the Wildlife Protection Society of India.

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    • Siberian tiger 7:01 pm on May 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      South China tiger is the most endangered cat species in the world. They are so vulnerable that some scientists believe that they have disappeared in the wild. In captivity they remained 50-60, unfortunately, can not the mate among themselves, as are all related, so that they will soon disappear. They have disappeared because of human negligence and greed.

      • palak abhichandani 6:06 pm on June 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        its true

  • akbangia 12:49 am on March 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Asiatic Lion, , Gir sanctuary, GIS, lion census, Save TIGER in INDIA, , ,   

    Gir Sanctuary to take up lion census in April 


    COUNT ME IN: A young lion yawns in the Gir Lion Sanctuary. The Forest Department is gearing up to conduct a survey in the sanctuary in April 2010

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    The Gujarat State Forest Department will begin the census on April 24. Over 1,500 officials have been given special training for the job and at the end of the operation, the Department will have photographed every lion to make sure they have a perfect head count.

    The Gujarat State Forest Department is getting ready to conduct a lion census from April 24 in the famous Gir Sanctuary in Junagadh district.

    Nearly 1,500 officials would be deployed in the census, conducted every five years for a head count of Asiatic lions at Gir, sources from the Department said.

    The officials have been given special training for the job, sources said, adding the Department will have photographed every lion to make sure they have a perfect head count.

    A primary head count will be conducted on the first two days and a final count over the next two days. GIS (geographical information system) will be used this time in the census.

    National Park District Forest Officer (DFO) Sandip Kumar said nearly 1,500 officials will be on the job, including 900 assistants, 100 sub-zonal officials, 28 zonal officials and several region officers and observers. The final report would be submitted to the chief minister who will then disclose the exact number of lions in the Gir sanctuary, sources said.

    In the last census, 359 lions were reported. Many lions fell prey to poachers or fell to their death into open wells in subsequent years. However, the Department expects a rise in numbers this time around.

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  • akbangia 6:10 pm on February 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Buxa reserve, Census, , , Save TIGER in INDIA, , , tiger population, , www.saveourtihers.com   

    Tiger census begins in West Bengal’s Buxa Reserve, INDIA 


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    The first phase of the tiger population census in West Bengal’s Buxa Tiger Reserve, INDIA has started, officials said on Friday. A Wildlife Institute of India (WII) estimate suggests that there may be just 10 tigers left in the reserve.

    The National Tiger Conservation Authority has identified the reserve as one of the seven reserves, where the tiger density is critically low.

    Human activity due to the presence of 37 villages within the demarcated area and constant erosion of the grasslands owing to nearby mining activity are cited as the main reasons for the declining numbers. The grasslands within the reserve were scanty to begin with as large areas were converted into teak plantations before it was declared a protected area.

    “In the first phase, field surveys will be conducted. These will include direct sightings and observations of pug marks, scratch marks on barks of trees and collection of scat,” field director of the reserve R. P. Saini told The Hindu over the telephone.

    Bengal Tiger Cub

    After every observation, GPS (Global Positioning System) records would be maintained and the data would be sent to the WII. Experts at the institute will then use it to indicate probable areas where tigers may be sighted and, accordingly camera traps would be set up, Mr. Saini said.

    “By September, the trends in tiger populations will start emerging and an estimate of the number of tigers in the reserve should hopefully be available by the end of the year.”

    Forest Department officials have collaborated with six non-governmental organisations for the survey and 160 teams would carry it out, he said.

    No Tigers = No Forests = No clean Air & Water = No You & Me = No Blogging = That sucks man!

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    • SOUMYA GORAI 1:50 pm on May 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      we must do something to save d tigerss….

  • akbangia 1:37 am on February 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Kerala, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, , Save TIGER in INDIA, , , ,   

    India’s 38th tiger reserve opens 


    Feb 21, 2010

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    Tigers at the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala. 

    PALAKKAD (Kerala): India’s 38th tiger reserve and Kerala’s second was Friday declared open by environment and forests minister Jairam Ramesh. It would be known as the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve. 

    There has been a sharp decline in the number of tigers in India, with only 1,411 of them left, according to official estimates. 

    The tiger reserve was known as the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary when it was set up in 1973 in a 285-sq-km protected area in Chittur area of Palakkad. 

    Another 358 sq km of forests were added, and the tiger reserve now has an area of 643 sq km. 

    It has a rich diversity of animal life. It also has a variety of trees, including teak, neem, sandalwood and rosewood. 

    Kerala’s first tiger reserve — Periyar Tiger Reserve — is situated in Thekkadi in Idukki district.

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  • akbangia 2:28 am on February 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Save Our Tigers…. Hope shines bright ! 


    Hi everyone,

    I’m completely overwhelmed to see so much support from all of you. I know India is where we belong and the people of our country will do everything to help us tigers survive. I just don’t know how to thank you!

    I’ve read all your comments and it’s really great to see everyone not just stopping at showing support, but also giving ideas and suggestions to help us. With more people joining us every day, I hope you’ll spread our message far and wide.

    I can’t wait to hear more suggestions and see the people of India lead the change!


    Looking ahead with pride,

    Asam Bangia


    Just 1411 left.

    Our national animal is fighting for its life.

    From around 40,000 at the turn of the last century, there are just 1411 tigers left in India.

    If we don’t act now, we could lose this part of our heritage forever.

    Speak up, blog, share the concern, stay informed… Every little bit helps.


     
    • Sandip De 6:14 pm on June 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply

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  • akbangia 6:20 pm on February 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    No Tigers = No Forests = No clean Air & Water = No You & Me = No Blogging = That sucks man! 


    Help Save the Tiger! URGENT!!

    Tigers are on the threshold of extinction. According to WWF, Tigers are amongst the ten most endangered species in the world. Over the last century more than 95% of the Tiger population has been wiped out & three sub-species are already extinct. Less than 3400 tigers remain in the wild today with around 1141 in India & their numbers are declining fast.

    Initial results from the Wildlife Institute of India Tiger census (released on 24 May 2007) are warning that India has far fewer tigers living than had been previously thought. Complete stories on BBCDiscovery Channel. The next five years are going to be extremely critical if we are to save India’s Tigers & forests. This is a small attempt to mobilise people like you & me to connect with conservationists out there with plenty of energy but very little money.

    The conservation project involves setting-up a field station in Moharli, with three conservationists for a year. They will work towards improving the living conditions of the tribals who live in extreme poverty & reducing biotic pressure on the forest.

    No Tigers = No Forests = No clean Air & Water = No You & Me = No Blogging = That sucks man!

     
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