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{ else }   Alert: a huge fundraiser coming up
by jordan b. (0 comments | 0 discussions) — up comming in january in 2007 in australia nsw central coast there  is going to be a massive door to door donations fundraiser supporting animals that are in need like tigers and whales and bears. the money will be going to organisation... more »

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{ else }   Alert: Tigers Hang Tough  
Focus:Animal Welfare
Action Request:Think About

If nature is resilient, then the tigers of India’s Nagarahole National Park are proof. When given the chance, they breed like rabbits—or to be more precise, at a rate of three to four cubs per litter every two to three years.

Scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducted a nine-year study of tigers in Nagarahole, one of India’s best-run national parks. The research team used remote cameras to identify individual tigers and then accurately estimate population trends in the park. They concluded that while 23 percent of the park’s tigers either move away or die each year from poaching and natural causes, the cats’ high reproductive rates and the abundance of prey have held the population size steady.

“This study shows that effectively protecting reserves to maintain high prey densities is a key pillar in an overall strategy for the conservation of tigers,” said WCS researcher Dr. Ullas Karanth, the lead author.

Unfortunately, in other parts of the tiger’s range, relentless hunting of the big cats and their prey has taken a serious toll on the population. Another recent WCS study revealed that tiger numbers in a protected area along the Laos-Vietnam border are severely depressed from commercial poaching and prey depletion, which may increase competition between large carnivores.

“The good news is that given the chance, tigers can replenish their numbers; the bad news is that they are not being given that chance in many parts of their range

Posted: Dec 29, 2006 12:55am | (0) | (0) |  
{ else }   Alert: save the tigers immediateley  
Focus:Animal Welfare
Action Request:Poll

Save Tiger

The tiger, one of the most magnificent animals in the world, is also one of the most endangered. A cat of beauty, strength, and majesty, the tiger is master of all and subject to none -- except humans. Of the eight original subspecies of tigers, three have become extinct within the last 60 years; and there are less than 50 South China tigers left on this planet -- few, and possibly none, survive in the wild.

There are five different kinds or subspecies of tiger alive in the world today. These tigers are called Siberian, South China, Indochinese, Bengal, and Sumatran. Their Latin name is Panthera tigris. Tigers are an endangered species; only about 5,000 to 7,400 tigers are left in the wild. Three tiger subspecies, the Bali, Javan, and Caspian tigers have become extinct in the past 70 years.

Poachers are continuing to exterminate the world's remaining Tigers. New demand across Southeast Asia for the skins, teeth and claws of tigers is endangering much of the great cats, particularly the Sumatran tiger. Currently, the demand for Tiger parts is centered in several parts of Asia where there is a strong market for traditional medicines made from items like tiger bone and body parts. Volumes are sizeable and there has been little enforcement action against poachers and traders

Save Indian TigerWhat Needs to be Done to Save the Tiger:
- Local institutions and people Scientists who were closely involved in managing tigers at the local level, Hemendra Panwar of India and Hemanta Mishra of Nepal, pointed out an important lesson more than a decade ago: unless local community needs are met, conservation of the tiger will not succeed and protected areas will perish. Therefore, conservation programmes

Posted: Dec 29, 2006 12:41am | (1) | (0) |  
{ else }   Alert: global bann for shark finning  
Focus:Animal Welfare
Action Request:Volunteer
Do you worry about sharks? You should. Not because they are out there to get you, but because sharks themselves are in serious trouble. Sharks are in far greater danger from humans than we are from them. Shark researchers all over the world are sounding an alarm: at least 70 out of the approximately 380 known shark species are threatened with extinction.

Sharks: predator or prey?
Sharks are disappearing at a faster rate than they can reproduce. The explosive growth of the fishing industry, both sport and professional, accounts for much of this decline. One of the most destructive uses of sharks is finning. Caught for the production of shark fins soup, sharks are hauled up on deck to have their fins and tails sliced off and are then dumped back into the sea, often still alive. Finning is a very lucrative business.

How you can help
The Shark Trust asks divers and non-divers to sign an online petition available on WildAid appeals to divers and travellers for more evidence of shark finning. If you have pictures of any dead or finless sharks, if you have ever seen severed fins being offloaded from a boat, please report to WildAid The more evidence that is gathered, the more successful the campaign for a global ban on shark finning will be.

so you can help out wold aid on this event

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