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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...read more
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 –...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
By Kae Kawanishi – General Manager/Head of Conservation MYCAT A team of MYCAT senior staff came out of the interview room and reported, “Kae, he’s a keeper, but watch out … he’s like you.” By that, they meant that he’s strong willed and very independent (not stubborn and non-cooperative). Through my 18 years of experience in the struggle to save wildlife in Malaysia, I have realised that if the fate of the Malayan tiger was dependent on the government and a handful of conservation professionals like us, they will go...read more
Each year, the FFI Tiger Protection Teams in Sumatra, Indonesia face greater instances of snares in the protected area of Kerinci Seblat National Park. Poachers take advantage during the fasting season, indiscriminately laying snares in the hope that as well as deer they will catch their main prize; the Sumatran Tiger. To combat the poachers, Tiger Protection Units work tirelessly in competition against each other to see who can find and destroy the most snares. Points are awarded depending on the type of snare found, i.e. 500 points...read more
Tiger Protection and Conservation Units (TPCUs) in Kerinci Seblat National Park are proud to announce that they have secured the toughest ever penalties seen in Indonesia against tiger poachers, and a tiger trader. This was a team effort, helped by your continued support and donations. The severity of the sentences handed down to these criminals indicates that the Indonesian government is making positive steps to deter wildlife criminals. We’re so proud to be a very small part of this huge effort, from tip-off, to arrests, right...read more
21st Century Tiger join with other NGOs to issue the following statement: TIGER MEETING URGES TOP-LEVEL ACTION FROM GOVERNMENTS – BUT LEAVES TIGER FARMS OUT April 15, 2016 The 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation, running from April 12-14 in New Delhi, has culminated with the adoption of a resolution that new impetus is needed to end poaching and the trafficking of tiger parts and derivatives, and to halt declines of tiger habitat and prey. The resolution calls for the highest levels of government to address demand for...read more