Tigers In the News
- More Coal Mining or Saving Forests: India Wrestles with the Choice
Maharashtra Forest Department officials have rejected proposed development of an open-cast coal mine in an increasingly diminishing area of Central India forest. Greenpeace India and other organizations have joined with local residents in opposing the plan.
- Alarm Sounded for Many Asian Species, Including Tigers
Some of Asia's most magnificent animals are at a crossroads and may not survive if steps aren't taken to save them, an environmental group announced Wednesday at the World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea.
- Government to Amend Wildlife Act to Check Poaching
With poaching and trade in endangered animals like the tiger on the rise, the government has decided to make the Wildlife Protection Act more stringent by increasing the penal provisions. It is also strengthening the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau to rein in on poachers.
- Tigers Take to the Night in Order to Thrive Among Humans
As the human population grows, conflicts with wildlife are becoming more common and more intense. Many conservation models are built on the idea that threatened species, especially large carnivores, cannot successfully use the same habitat as humans. These theories claim that large protected areas are needed to ensure the survival of these species, so parks have been fenced and humans have been resettled.
- Police Find Four Baby Tigers in Car in Vietnam
Police say they have found four endangered baby tigers and more than 100 pangolins being transported in a car in central Vietnam.