wild tigers

Crunch Time for India's Tigers: Numbers Down By Half

Crunch Time for India's Tigers: Numbers Down By Half

NEW DELHI, India, February 13, 2008 (ENS) – India has lost more than half of its tiger population in the past five years, a new government tiger census shows. Crunching the numbers for its 2006-2007 census, the National Tiger Conservation Authority estimates the population at between 1,165 and 1,657 tigers. At the last census in…

For Magic and Medicine, Sumatran Tigers Are Traded to Extinction

For Magic and Medicine, Sumatran Tigers Are Traded to Extinction

WASHINGTON, DC, February 13, 2008 (ENS) – Body parts of critically endangered Sumatran tigers are being openly sold in Indonesia despite international and Indonesian laws forbidding it and a recent Indonesian government commitment to protect the animals, according to a report issued Tuesday by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. Tiger body parts, including canine…