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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...
Viable tiger populations, tiger trade incompatible
...cience journal, leading tiger experts warn that if tigers
are to survive, governments must stop all trade in...n the wild. Habitat loss and intense poaching of tigers
and their prey, combined with inadequate government efforts to maintain tiger populations, have resu...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
Lifting Chinese tiger trade ban a death sentence for wild tigers say WWF and TRAFFIC
... current Chinese ban on trading products made from tigers
is likely a death sentence for the endangered cats...ow house 4,000 tigers. The farms keep captive-bred tigers
together in large enclosuresa condition not found in the wildand feed live animals to them before bu...
Authors, illustrator win AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
...cribes his not-always-enjoyable adventures seeking tigers
in Nepal, giant river otters on the Orinoco, snow leopards in Kashmir, and bats in Costa Rica's Monteverde cloud forest. There are encounters with wildebeest on the Serengeti, the ancient vegetation of New Caledonia, prairie dogs and bison on North A...
Wild tigers need cat food
...iety (WCS) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says tigers
living in one of Indias best-run national parks lo...k found that an average of 23 percent of the parks tigers
either move away or die each year from either naturally or from poaching outside of the park, yet to...
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....
First Far Eastern leopard captured in southeast Russia by international team
...ns, will be used to determine whether leopards and tigers
suffer from the effects of inbreeding by closely r...life populations. Although more than 400 Siberian tigers
occur in the wild, less than 20 tigers
in Southwest Primorye are isolated from the main population o...
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 people...
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 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...
Major report on tigers to be released Thursday at National Zoo
...at, as well as protection of the prey species that tigers
need to survive. A Sumatran tiger will be on display before and during the press conference. Photographs and B-Roll will be available. Parking for media is available in Parking Lot C. Live broadcasting access is limited. Contact the National...
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...
Himalayan forests disappearing
...ies native to this biodiversity hotspot, including tigers
and leopards, could be gone by the end of the century. Worse, the Indian government is oblivious to the problem because official figures erroneously suggest that forest cover will rise rather than fall. This mistake has led to the approval of new sch...
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...
Housecat-sized Siberian tiger cubs get collared
...with tiny radio-collars, marking the youngest wild tigers
to be tracked by scientists. The elastic collars, which eventually fall off as the tigers
grow, weigh just over five ounces and would fit on a large house cat. They give researchers crucial...
Viagra's hidden help for wildlife
...e 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 ...