Tigers In the News
- Cyberpoaching: Why Hackers Pose a Deadly Threat to Endangered Animals
The attempted hacking of a Bengal tiger's GPS collar in the Panna Tiger Reserve last July alerted the world to a new kind of threat to its wildlife: cyberpoaching. Since then, many proactive conservationists have been trying to figure out how to fight a poacher who sits half a world away from the animals they're targeting.
- Tiger reserves to mark World Wildlife Day today
"The day reminds us of the urgent need to stop wildlife crime, which has serious economic, environmental and social impacts," said Kishor Rithe, member of state board for wildlife.
- Tiger Cubs Saved From Suspected Smugglers In Thailand (VIDEO)
Five tiger cubs were rescued from suspected smugglers in Thailand on Thursday. Two men were arrested after police discovered a massive haul of wildlife stashed in the back of a pick-up truck. According to the Bangkok Post, Thai police arrested 36-year-old Wisanu Netsawang and 22-year-old Chakraphan Khamkhotesoon and charged both men with illegal possession of protected animals.
- Stung by tiger poaching, Special Tiger Protection Force proposed for Melghat
In bid to check menace of poaching and provide better protection, the Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR), which turned 40 last year, has proposed setting up of Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF).
- 7 hardened tiger poachers denied bail
Judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) A Y Borkar on Friday rejected the bail application of seven hardened tiger poachers who not only laid traps but also skinned and boned the tiger, ate its flesh before processing and selling the skin in May last year.