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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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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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