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

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 in News | 0 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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Walk 4 Wildlife and help save tigers

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Walk 4 Wildlife and help save tigers

21st Century Tiger is very pleased to be working with Walk 4 Wildlife in 2017 to raise essential funds for tigers!  Walk 4 Wildlife, in association with ‘A Call for Nature’ is a new way to bring together people with a determination to go the extra mile to help protect our planet’s amazing wildlife. Join a walk and become a tiger champion. We all know walking is good for you and we all know we should get out and walk more.  So how about taking up that advice and doing something rewarding this year?  Join one of the unique sponsored walks and...

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Sentinels of tigers, and Mother Nature.

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Sentinels of tigers, and Mother Nature.

Rewilding Yu By Tina Salleh Communications Officer, MYCAT Our launch of the Rewilding Yu reforestation project on Global Tiger Day, July 29th, was a surreal experience. We had planned this day – and even had nightmares about the all the things that could possibly go wrong – for so long, that it did not feel real to me until the guests started to arrive. Malaysia is one of a few countries where wild tigers have survived a century of unsustainable industrial revolution and decades of poaching.Remarkable in itself, yet their days are numbered. We realised that a new approach was needed...

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Heartstone Odyssey – Schools programme

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Heartstone Odyssey – Schools programme

21st Century Tiger is delighted to be working with Heartstone in 2017. Heartstone is a non-profit organisation established following the publication of the book ‘The Heartstone Odyssey’.  It uses the unique story set in India, to address the issues of prejudice, intolerance and environmental awareness with an emphasis on reaching children and young people. Heartstone stories are presented through a programme of exhibition events, projects and publication. Heartstone is working on a schools programme around building cohesion, integration and tackling hate crime with children and...

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CITES – Sealing the fate of 6000 tigers in farms in China?

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 in News | 0 comments

CITES  – Sealing the fate of 6000 tigers in farms in China?

  What will CITES do about tiger farms? Over the next fortnight, Johannesburg, South Africa, is hosting the 17th CITES Congress of Parties (#CoP17) – the world’s most important illegal wildlife trade (IWT) conference and the biggest event of its kind to date. CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) ­launched in 1975 affords international, cross-boundary protection to over 35,000 species of animals and plants. CITES CoP is one of the landmark dates in the global environmental calendar, bringing together...

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