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 BLOG: Modern Tiger History for Global Tiger Day

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 in Blog, News | 0 comments

 BLOG: Modern Tiger History for Global Tiger Day

Amid the feel-good optimistic stories about the recent signs of growth in wild tiger populations, lies a sinister criminal element.  Those on the front line in Sumatra, have seen the threats facing wild tigers double in recent history.  Transnational Criminal Syndicates are channelling more money than ever into their exploits and we’ve seen the birth of the term ‘poach-to-order’.  The below is a blog straight from the field by Fauna & Flora Int, Tiger Protection Advisor, Debbie Martyr. The below is a straight and honest blog detailing the recent...

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Lingkar Institute – Update

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Lingkar Institute – Update

21st Century Tiger supports specialist Tiger Protection & Conservation Units (TPCU) in and around the National Park under a partnership between Fauna & Flora International and Kerinci Seblat National Park (KSNP).  However, because of the size of the national park, some areas lack routine patrols and capacity to adequately protect the area.  Consequently,  tigers in some areas of the National Park are very vulnerable to poaching. This serious problem will be addressed by the Lingkar Institute in a strategically important district in the south-west of the national park in...

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Conservation Conversations at The Big Cat Sanctuary

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Conservation Conversations at The Big Cat Sanctuary

Esther Conway of 21st Century Tiger will be talking at The Big Cat Sanctuary near Smarden in Kent in August. Book your tickets now for this sell out event. Click on the poster image to take you to the booking page.

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Sponsored walk for wild tigers!

Posted on May 9, 2017 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Sponsored walk for wild tigers!

Join 21st Century Tiger and Walk4Wildlife on a 20 mile sponsored walk for tigers around London’s famous Richmond Park and across Wimbledon Common on Sunday 10th September.  The walk begins towards the northeast corner of the park and continues around the perimeter, before crossing onto Wimbledon Common.  On the common, we make our way to the midway point where we will stop for a ‘picnic on the common’.   All we ask is that you commit to raise a minimum sponsorship of £150 for 21st Century Tiger and register via the Walk4Wildlife website....

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Traders apprehended, skin of a young female tiger seized in Sumatra

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 in News | 2 comments

Traders apprehended, skin of a young female tiger seized in Sumatra

We are delighted to share news from Debbie and the FFI / Kerinci Seblat Tiger Protection Conservation Units (TPCUs) in Sumatra, that a successful Law Enforcement (LE) action was carried out on the evening of Sunday 23 April. The main target was a middle-aged man operating from a town to the north of the national park in West Sumatra province, who became a focus of TPCU investigations early in 2017 as a suspected source of trade-driven threat to tigers in the north of Kerinci Seblat National Park.   As investigations proceeded it became clear this man was part of a wider network...

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When religion meets conservation

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 in Blog, News | 0 comments

When religion meets conservation

In 2014 we shared the news that a significant fatwa (Islamic religious ruling) was issued by The Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI), entitled ‘Protection Of Endangered Species To Maintain The Balanced Ecosystems’, or simply as MUI no.4 – 2014. This fatwa condemns all activities resulting in harm to wildlife.  Any such crime is considered haram, forbidden. The fatwa states that all living organisms, including endangered species such as tigers, “are created by Allah in order to maintain the balanced ecosystem and subjugated to the interests of sustainable human...

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