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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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Colchester Zoo conservation talks

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Colchester Zoo conservation talks

Big Cats Fighting for Survival Date: 13th October 2016 Time: 18:30 – 21:00 Colchester Zoo will host an evening of big cat conservation talks. Three big cat conservation organisations come together to talk about the problems tigers and Amur leopards face in the wild and how conservation comes together to prevent their extinction. Brought to you by Wildlife photographer and fundraiser Barbara Meyer, the evening will see talks from: 21st Century Tiger ALTA Amur Leopard & Tiger Alliance Wildlife Vets International Bonus talk –  Colchester Zoo curators will present their...

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Tiger News – tiger release Sumatra

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Tiger News – tiger release Sumatra

Sumatran Tiger News – Successful tiger release in Sumatra  ‘A conflict female tiger named “Gadis Liku” (which loosely translates to twisted girl!) was captured by the Sumatra Barat’ BKSDA in June 2016 and was temporarily transferred to Bukit Tinggi Zoo before it could be relocated back to West Sumatra. This video shows the long translocation journey… ZSL Indonesia, was asked to provide a GPS Collar for the tiger so she could be monitored after the release. The collar was successfully installed on the 9th of August 2016 in order to acclimatise the tiger to it prior to...

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What are you doing about tiger farms?

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 in Blog, News | 0 comments

What are you doing about tiger farms?

To some, the idea of farming tigers, as we farm say chickens or cows may seem a productive and efficient way to stop tigers being poached in the wild. A basic logic dictates, that not only does this ensure a plentiful supply for endangered species consumers, but that farms will act as some sort of magical wand that alleviates the need for criminals to poach tigers to order from the wild. China is the biggest actor in this industry, however, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and even Korea are all major wildlife consumers and are implicit in the trafficking and manufacturing of endangered species...

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Increase in tiger numbers – Nepal

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 in News | 2 comments

Increase in tiger numbers – Nepal

21st Century Tiger’s grant to tiger conservation in Parsa Wildlife Reserve has played a part in the doubling of tiger numbers in Nepal in three year. Thanks to conservation efforts led by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, supported by the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), Panthera and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), Nepal is on its way to doubling tiger numbers by 2022. Survey figures released in July 2016 show that endangered Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) numbers have risen dramatically since the partners began their important...

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Global Tiger Day 2016

Posted on Jul 29, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Global Tiger Day 2016

On Global Tiger Day, 45 non-governmental organisations including 21st Century Tiger stand together to call for an end to the commercial breeding of tigers.  Today’s joint NGO statement in full … Today on International Tiger Day, we the undersigned 45 non-governmental organisations are urging countries with tiger farms to adopt urgent action to end tiger breeding for commercial purposes and phase out tiger farms. The global wild tiger population is estimated to be fewer than 4,000. These last remaining wild tigers are each threatened by trade for nearly all of their body parts – from...

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