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Viable tiger populations, tiger trade incompatible
...r story of this months BioScience journal, leading tiger
experts warn that if tigers are to survive, governments must stop all trade in tiger
products from wild and captive-bred sources, as well as ramp up efforts to conserve the species and ...
Threats to wild tigers growing
The wild tiger
now occupies a mere 7 percent of its historic rang...Science. Growing trade in folk medicines made from tiger
parts and tiger
skins, along with habitat loss and fragmentation, is believed to be the chief reason...
Lessons from the orangutans: Upright walking may have begun in the trees
...nd, which is incredibly risky because the Sumatran tiger
is down there licking its lips. The Sumatran orangutan population is predicted to be extinct in the next decade if habitat degradation continues. Our research further highlights the need for protecting these animals," she said....
Moths mimic sounds to survive
...nse to the sonar that bats use to locate prey, the tiger
moths make ultrasonic clicks of their own. They b...set of structures called tymbals. Many species of tiger
moth use the tymbals to make specific sounds that warn the bat of their bad taste. Other species ma...
Overfishing large sharks impacts entire marine ecosystem, shrinks shellfish supply
... extent of the declines: scalloped hammerhead and tiger
sharks may have declined by more than 97 percent; bull, dusky, and smooth hammerhead sharks by more than 99 percent. "Large sharks have been functionally eliminated from the east coast of the U.S., meaning that they can no longer perform their eco...
Overfishing great sharks wiped out North Carolina bay scallop fishery
...erestimated the declines: scalloped hammerhead and tiger
sharks may have declined by more than 97 percent; bull, dusky and smooth hammerhead sharks by more than 99 percent. "The extent of the declines shouldnt be a surprise considering how heavily large sharks have been fished in recent decades to meet ...
Lifting Chinese tiger trade ban a death sentence for wild tigers say WWF and TRAFFIC
... Chinese business owners who would profit from the tiger
trade are putting increasing pressure on the Chine... 1993 ban and allow domestic trade in captive-bred tiger
parts for use in traditional medicine and clothing to resume. For example, investors in the growing ...
UF study: World shark attacks rise slightly but continue long-term dip
...er off a certain point because thats where the big tiger
shark is, and the French tourist who decides to go sailboarding there gets grabbed by the tiger
shark. Surfers and windsurfers were the most frequent victims in 2006, accounting for 26 of the sh...
Wild tigers need cat food
...ected areas with high prey densities in an overall tiger
conservation strategy, along with anti-poaching efforts and eliminating trade in tiger
body parts. The nine-year study in Indias Nagarahole National Park found that an average of 23 per...
First Far Eastern leopard captured in southeast Russia by international team
...2006) -- Just three days after catching a Siberian tiger
in the Russian Far East, an international team led..., and just a mile from where a large male Siberian tiger
had been caught days earlier. Before the leopard was released, a team of scientists from WCS, Insti...
Predicting species abundance in the face of habitat loss
...dators and wide-ranging animals, like the Siberian tiger
and the orangutan. Any hope of recovering such critically endangered species depends on understanding what drives changes in population size following habitat contraction. In a new study published in PLoS Biology, Nicholas Gotelli and Aaron Ellison t...
Amphibian declines, disease ecology, biodiversity are highlighted at conference
...esearching the movement of a ranavirus through the tiger
salamander bait trade in Arizona. They found that a surprising 85 percent of bait shops carried ranavirus-infected animals. Mon., Aug. 7, 10:10 a.m., Plantation Room. The Ethical Context of Decision-Making Ecological research and decision-mak...
Tracking diseases by bait, plane, insects and fowl
... Researching the pathogens' movements through the tiger
salamander bait trade in Arizona, Angela Picco (Arizona State University) found 62 percent of bait shops carried infected animals. Picco will discuss the findings during a contributed oral session on amphibian and reptile ecology and decline. P...
UGA study explains peaks and troughs of dengue epidemics
...egypti and the related Aedes albopictus (the Asian tiger
mosquito) have the potential to spread dengue in sporadic outbreaks in the Southern and Southeastern United States. Rohani said the same modeling techniques he and Wearing used to study dengue can help shed light on the transmission of other multi-...
New tiger report release: Tiger habitat down from just a decade ago
...gton -- The most comprehensive scientific study of tiger
habitats ever done finds that the big cats reside ...r Fund and produced by some of the world's leading tiger
scientists at World Wildlife Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society, the Smithsonian's National Zoologi...
Major report on tigers to be released Thursday at National Zoo
The most comprehensive scientific study of tiger
habitat ever done will be released at a press conf...The study, produced by some of the world's leading tiger
scientists contains startling new findings and calls for specific international actions to safeguard...
Tigers get a business plan
...ew program that calls for a 50 percent increase in tiger
numbers in key areas over the next decade, accordi...ahole National Park and the Russian Far East where tiger
numbers have rebounded, the new plan says that tigers can grow to an approximately 1,200 individuals...
Alarming decline in Nepal's rhinos and tigers in former Maoist stronghold
...emier national parks reveal an alarming decline in tiger
and rhino populations, indicating widespread poach...of antipoaching patrols in this critical rhino and tiger
habitat, which was under the control of Maoist insurgents. "It became too dangerous to send staff ...
Protecting endangered species helps reduce poverty
...ion of vital habitat corridors for the survival of tiger
populations living there. WWF is helping local people to manage and directly benefit from these forest resources. According to the report, groups of community forest users can earn $4,760 annually in a nation where the per capita income is roughly $2...
Taipan venom no snake oil
... rough-scaled snake, Stephens banded snake and the tiger
snake. "Only the mulga did not have Factor X as it has developed its own unique mechanism of killing." Dr St Pierre said snake venom was a huge untapped source of potential drug therapies. His study is the most detailed ever conducted on the genes re...