-(Care2):Save Sumatran Tigers from Extinction http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/save-sumatran-tigers-from-extinction/ 1,083Signs Indonesia's SumatranTiger could be the 1st large predator to be EXTINCT, unless Poaching for body parts & IllegalLogging are stopped: only 400 to 500 estimated Total SumatranTigers left!! -(Care2): Save the Tigers!!!!! 817Signs http://www.thepetitionsite.com/23/save-the-tigers/
-We want Strict Protection Laws globally for saving extremely Endangered Tigers 408Signs http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/illegal-tiger-trade-must-end/sign.html
Signed thanks Michela. I first saw a Sumatran Tiger in the wild long ago, and had further opportunity to get to know them, when I was twenty one. The memory of that meeting is one of the most graphic memories I have. The thought that they should cease to exist is beyond my comprehension.
Signed and already signed. According to Kompas, a news media in Indonesia, the amount of Sumatran Tiger now is about 300 and not 400. Thank you, Michela. Sorry to give you this bad news.
It would be a great TRAVISTY to lose another one of GODS creations. These animals need our protection. Why do we think it is our place to destroy such wonderful life put on this earth?
Michela M. , I've had it with facebook treating people who help animals that way but, yet they let animal abusers pages up forever! I'm sorry to hear they did that to you, It happend to several people! I am more active on here, Twitter, change.org and sometimes Myspace because, of facebooks attitude and I feel it's more effective on sites that are friendlier.
4th petition signed and fb...thanks for keeping these alerts coming in group notices, as I would probably miss many without it!
Margaret, you have to click on:
-the Link in the text of the Petition (http//:www.... etc)
or, in some Petitions, -on the Title itself (that contains Link)
Signed again with different e-mail thanks Michela!
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I cannot imagine a world without tigers! These magnificent cats are integral part of the ecosystem and a major link in the food chain. There is little time left for mankind to learn to take care of our wildlife home, if expect to survive.
All petitions signed. Thank you Michela.
All petitions signed & posted to FB.
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I really appreciate all of the hard work that you do to try and make a difference, Michela.
Signed all three petitions thank you Michela. You are doing an EXCELLENT joj.
signed them all and shared the last one on facebook
Signed..You work hard and we sure appreciate all you do, thank you Michela!
Gladly Signed ALL 3 Petitions and NOTED. Bravo ....... Michela
I've just invited all my Care2 friends to join this group, so I hope at least some of them do. Thanks for telling me how to go about it.
I have signed the petions and shared to some of my friends in my network.
They are such a beautiful animal, I have signed
signed, thanks for all that you do Michela!
michela, couldn't sign two a second time.
but signed the others.
you couldn't give green stars to others,so I sent you one,instead
your commitment is applauded.
All the new ones signed, wow what gorgeous pictures you have posted..thank you Michela!
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I click, note, sign, write -- anything and everything I can possibly do to help the magnificent tigers....
Glad I found my way back to this group. Thanks Michela.
The pictures are absolutely awesome. Glad to see Betty White is involved. Terribly sickened by what that 18-month-old tiger caught in a trap had to go through. I see how much the push is on to save these vanishing tiger populations from greed and senseless slaughter. SO SAD! MAKES ME MAD!
Just a note: I do wish that people starting a petition would make sure their spelling is correct. Although I know their heart is in what they are doing, it makes the petition less effective. A number of Care2 friends have told me they won't sign such petitions. For instance, there is one here from the "World Wildlife Fedration" - really? I know there are many people with English as a second language, but they really need to double check how they write it up.
Thanks for working so hard to save these beautiful animals.
Thank You! Your click helped feed a big cat!
Happily signed all 3 petitions anything to help these beautiful tigers. They are magnificent creature!
All petitions found here signed, previously or now. Thanks, Michela. We must not only hope that these magnificent animals will survive -- we must back it up with direct action! They can be saved if there is a will!
PETITION: SAVE TIGERS NOW (Wildlife Conservation Society)
Just 3,000 tigers live in the wild today. These majestic animals face grave threats to their survival, including poaching and habitat destruction. Help us give tigers room to grow: Support Wildlife Conservation Society's efforts to conserve these great cats and their homes.
I hope that this has not been posted here yet and that I am posting it in the right place
thanks for the fantastic pictures.
my tiger picture library thanks you.
YOU'RE THE BEST.
PEACE AND LOVE
Signed for these magnificent animals
such great pictures.
thanks michela, and of course cher.
a champion,and a role model of mine.
SAVE THE TIGERS
EXTINCTION IS FOREVER.
THE NUMBERS OF WILD TIGERS IS LOWER THAN THAT IN ZOOS.
WHAT A BLEAK FUTURE.
WE JUST HAVE TO SAVE THE TIGERS IN THE WILD.
Going to sign any petitions, that I didn't see. Keep up the hard work, Michela, and we will too!
THESE BEAUTIFUL TIGERS NEED TO BE SAVED BEFORE THEY BECOME EXTINCT!!!!!!!!!!
Signed all of them. These animals need our protection and we are their voices!
I hope that our grandchildren will not have to find out how the tigers looks like only from the books because there will be no one existing in the world...
Thank you Michela
Beautiful photos. I've got nine cats. They have the same look in their eyes. Savage and cuddly.
Thank you so much Michela.
I signed this and another petition on the site, thank you... my only concern is I believe in the causes, but I couldn't find the exact wording of the petition anywhere which I don't like... I just found the reasons behind it...
mic for the great feed big cat link..bookmarked it..
will be clicking everyday..
and thanks again for all the wonderful pictures...let's hope that they are not just in history books,one day
Signed most of the above petitions. It's getting late here so will try to sign the rest tomorrow, if not "next year" lol
All petions signed. (Beautiful pictures Michela - thanks!)
I condemn hate wearing fur. How can this be a woman. The killing of an animal. A death benefit to be beautiful. I love so much tigers than the people.
I am so sickened by deforestation. It makes me sad for the trees, flora, and the wildlife living there. We are the voices for them.
News: The Endangerment of Big Cats in the World
by Sylvie B.:
A Cry for the Tiger http://www.care2.com/news/member/274253690/3027224
'We have the means to save the mightiest cat on Earth. But do we have the will?' An article on the status of this largest of all big cats in individual countries, on his conservation, and on the threat of his extinction
Interactive: Big Cats in Danger http://www.care2.com/news/member/274253690/3027239
A Video 'Drawing the African Lion' plus a number of amazing pictures of Big Cats with a legend.
Politics is killing the Big Cats http://www.care2.com/news/member/525884267/3024731
We need a new approach to save them, says preeminent field Biologist George B. Schaller. It has relevance to this group, although - besides the Tiger, or his Subspecies living in individual Countries (Indonesia/Sumatra incl.) - it offers a more holistic view via the inclusion of all Big Cats in the world
Signed the petition. Thanks for the BEAUTIFUL pictures Michela, they looks so strong and wise!
Can I get a reminder everyday in my e-mail to click for the meal for Big cats Michela ? email@example.com thanx your friend in the cause, Barb E
Signed, how could anyone possible harm such magnificant animals
…The camera captured 404 photos of wild cats - including 226 photos of Sumatran Tigers, 77 of Clouded Leopards, 70 of Golden Cats, 27 of Leopard Cats and four of Marbled Cats.
4 of these Species are protected and are listed as threatened by Extinction on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List.
Much of the area is being threatened by large scale clearance for industrial Logging, Pulp & Paper, as well as illegal encroachment for Palm Oil plantation development. The photos underscore the rich Biodiversity of the Bukit Tigapuluh landscape and the Forest corridors that connect to it, and serve as a reminder of what could be lost to logging, plantations and illegal encroachment.
Click to Feed - Click every day for free to help feed a big cat!
Video: Big Cat Sounds
"Big Cat" is not a precise biological term, it is just a verbal shorthand for distinguishing the larger members of the taxonomic family Felidae from smaller ones. Some people formally define "big cats" as the 4 Panthera Species: the Tiger, Lion, Jaguar, and Leopard.
But other people also include Cheetah, Snow Leopard, Clouded Leopard, and Cougar under the "big cat" umbrella.
Big cats make interesting sounds. For example, only Panthera can roar. For this reason, they are collectively often known as "the roaring cats". Roaring requires special morphology of the larynx and hyoid apparatus in the animal's throat. Interestingly, despite having hyoid morphology similar to roaring cats, Snow Leopards cannot roar.
Here's a collection of some sounds that big (and not so big) cats can make.
Thursday January 26, 2012, 11:16 am
Thank you so much for signing
To make the Chinese Government listen, your help matters. We would really appreciate if you could tell as many people as possible about this petition. Thousands and thousands of signatures are needed to help stop this hideous trade and barbarism
Watch Video!!! BLACK MARKET
The Wildlife Trade is the 3rd largest Illegal Trade in the world after guns & drugs. Learn who is buying & selling and see the Species put at risk by this Trade.
Click on the sequence of Videos to the Left:
The Trade, You are what you eat, The Network, The Poachers, The Impact, Getting involved
Maybe I love to much animals so sad to see that on sunday , yhanks my friend I shared in facebook
signed,noted,shared....so angry,so dissappointed!!
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form
Rising wealth lifts demand for exotic pets and delicacies in Asia. Meahwhile, enforcers are stretched thin.
A male Sumatran Tiger was caught by villagers in October. Bima, as he’s called, growled inside his cage in Perawang, Indonesia, earlier this month. Tigers, along with Elephants and Orangutans, are mostly threatened by Habitat Loss on Sumatra island, but Poaching is a major threat, too. Bima is to be released back into the wild in April.
Signed I love all animals but I prefer tigers !
thanks,michela and cher
FOR THE TIGERS.
AND THE EARTH.
The best way to deal with these perpetrators is to heavily fine them say $10 Million USD PLUS a minimum of 20 year prison sentence
and if they can't pay such an eye watering amount - then consfiscate all their asset including that of their immediate families! This should be good reminder to the rest who are thinking of engaging in such despicable trade.
The fine then should be put into Tiger conservation programmes!
News: Crime Chiefs agree to get tough on Illegal Tiger Trade
15 Feb. 2012 - Crime Chiefs from Countries with populations of wild Tigers agreed to work together to combat the Illegal Trade in the Big Cats. Heads of police and customs from 13 Nations agreed to tighten controls & improve cross-border co-operation at a two-day meeting in Bangkok.
Smuggling of Tiger parts is one of the main threats facing the planet's remaining big cats.
Only about 4,000 Tigers are estimated to remain in the wild!!
Scientific name: Panthera tigris
- Only 6 Subspecies remain: Amur; Northern Indochinese; Malayan; Sumatran; Bengal & South China.
- 3 Subspecies are now extinct: Bali; Javan & Caspian!!
- Tigers' historical range once spread across Asia: from Turkey to the far east of Russia;
- Over the past century Tigers lost 93% of their historical range!
Signed! The picture of the poor dead tiger on ice is just heartbreaking Why must we destroy such beautiful creatures.
"The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be determined by the ways it treats it's animals."
1) (Care2) Save Sumatran Tigers from Extinction Indonesia's SumatranTiger could be the 1st large predator to be EXTINCT, unless Poaching for body parts&IllegalLogging are stopped: only 300 estimated Total SumatranTigers left!!
8) SAVE TIGERS NOW + Video - Just 3,000 Tigers live in the wild today. These majestic animals face grave threats to their survival, including Poaching and Habitat Destruction. Help us give Tigers room to grow: Support Wildlife Conservation Society's efforts to conserve these great cats and their homes.
100 years ago: 100,000 Tigers lived across Asia, from the southernmost parts of Indonesia to the easternmost parts of Siberian Russia.
Today: fewer than 4,000 tigers exist in the wild, and their numbers shrink every day.
The reasons for their endangered status include substantial habitat loss, from widespread forest clearing by industrial and agricultural trade, and human-tiger conflicts, as tigers are forced to live closer to humans where both sides clash over livestock as their food and humans retaliate attacks by killing tigers. But the biggest force in tiger extinction is the black market demand for tiger parts, which fuels poaching and captive tiger farms, the majority of which are in China.
The Bukit Tigapuluh Forest in Jambi and Riau provinces of Sumatra, also known as “Thirty Hills,” is one of the most important Habitats of the critically Endangered Sumatran Tiger. Over the past 2 months alone, WWF video and camera traps have recorded the presence of 12 Tigers, including two mothers and their cubs, in the Forests outside Bukit Tigapuluh National Park. Sadly, the area is under imminent threat of being cleared by Pulp & Paper Companies and Illegal Palm Oil growers.
The Bukit Tigapuluh Forest is also critical to the survival of forest-dwelling Indigenous People, the Suku Talang Mamak & Orang Rimba, who have been living there for centuries. Many other Endangered Species, including Orangutans and Elephants, also depend on the forest there.
Urge the Government of Indonesia and the Logging Industry to stop the destruction of critical Tiger Habitat in Sumatra.
The Kerinci Seblat National Park, which spans 4 provinces on Sumatra island, is home to an estimated 190 critically endangered Sumatran Tigers, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Elephants, Clouded Leopards, Sun Bears and more than 370 Bird Species.
The road would be disastrous to one of the core Tiger Habitats in Asia and the plans for 4 roads through the park would open up previously inaccessible land to villagers and Illegal Loggers, divide breeding grounds and movement corridors, and destroy vulnerable Ecosystems.
Sadly, many big cats are Endangered or Threatened Species in the wild: their Environment is shrinking due to Deforestation & Illegal Hunting/Poaching for body parts & fur are decimating their numbers, they are facing a battle for their very survival in the wild.
Apple: being a global leader and one of the most successful Companies earning tens of Billions of dollars a year, it is your moral obligation to do your part to ensure the very survival of the majestic big cats - the ones your Mac OS X versions are named after. Please spread the word to your customers & the general public about the threats faced by the big cats and contribute annually to Wildlife Conservation Organizations who are fighting to save the big cats & their Habitats in the wild.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators seized 2 Tigers and 1 Leopard Monday at a Loxahatchee facility maintained by Melanie Boynes & Steve Sipek, a former actor who played Tarzan in 6 films.
Beautiful picture of those baby tigers. Signed #18 and #19..thanks Michela!
Nowhere to hide: Tigers threatened by human destruction of groundcover
The Sumatran Tiger, native to Indonesia, could be the 4th type of Tiger to disappear from the wild. This is due, in part, because of Deforestation and the Loss of thick groundcover, also known as understory cover, by a study that is the first to systematically investigate the use of both forests and plantation areas for Tiger habitat.
Those incredibly magnificent animals deserve to be given a chance to survive. What's the use of killing them? For poachers to make money? And when there are no tigers left??
Good morning/afternoon/evening, I hope I signed them all. Thanks for sharing, Michela and for all the wonderful work you do here on Care2. You are a very special person. The world needs more like you.
Hi Michela Pretty Much Up to Date and always checking to see what I Miss , Thanx for posting the BIG BONE to feed a Big Cat I have been trying to click on it daily. Thanx again and see ya around Hugs Barb E
Save the tigers - What's wrong with the people who kill them, harm them or whatever?
Sorry already signed this petition. Wonderful photos. Thanks Michela
Fed a big cat and posted it on Facebook.
Thanx for all those adorable Tiger pix
All now signed. And don´t forget Care2´s daily click to save big cat habitat.
thanks Mic, get the Big cat rescue every morning right after my click to donates preceeding my clicks at the rainforest site.
thanks for everything
will keep up as best I can from sea....
sea ya all.
"Signed" all the petitions including the list under No. 16.
This list is quite awkward to follow because one sees the in the title "21 petitions", them many of the first comments mention 3 petitions, then one gets bogged reading through all the comments, thinking "where are the other petitions?", then one wastes time checking the endless links to members' news items only to find that the petitions are not there, only to discover the petitions are near the bottom of the comments.
I get turned off by some petition websites such as ForceChange because I cannot see which petitions I have already "signed" or who or how many people have "signed". (I am a subscriber to Ecological Internet and they encourage people to "sign" more than once because their actions are actually a protest and not a petition).
No. 16 is awkward. Why a "petition" which is actually a pledge to "sign" 14 petitions, many of which have now closed? (The only positive thing is that those petitions are all genuine and all on Care2 whereas, in the past, I have come across such lists of petitions (regarding seals) that were poorly written, with spelling mistakes and links that do not work, and at obsecure websites).
No. 17 is missing.
Thank You Michela. roared all around.
all 22 signed -- thanks much, Michela -- great work!
THANKS SO MUCH, MICHELA for posting about the stamp. YOU did such a wonderful job of posting the info in color and bold and with a pic too!! SOOO Nice!! I buy these stamps for ALL my letters and bills and it is a small and "painless" way to add some more funds to save these magnificent creatures!! and the stamps are just very nice to look at too! I hope that lots of people buy them to use from here! On my personal mail, I always point it out on the envelope too so that others are encouraged to buy them also, maybe even the postal workers as it travels thru the system!
Also, went back thru the list of petitions to recheck that was all up to date and am at 100%. YAY!!
Taylor, awesome picture of this unusually marked tiger!! very pretty! Thanks!
THANKS EVERYONE for helping save the Tigers and friends!! Peace and hugs and purrs all around.
Thank you LD. I just signed that a few minutes ago too!! I hope we can keep it going!
Michela, roar, roar, roar!!!!
to help preserve these magnificent animals. :^) gene
Info: Tiger Subspecies: Six tiger subspecies roam the planet http://www.catchannel.com/magazines/catfancy/april-2008/tiger-subspecies.aspx
Sumatran Tiger: the smallest of all the tiger subspecies, lives exclusively on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. It is estimated that there are between 400 and 500 left roaming (Some say they are only 300!!!!). Because this small Tiger lives in a dense, tropical habitat and has a remarkably good sense of smell, it is hard for conservationists to accurately take stock of their numbers and work toward their survival.
Video: The Truth about Tigers
Even if it refers to India’s Bengal Tigers, not to the much more Endangered and smaller Indonesia’s Sumatran Tigers Species (only 400 – 250 left), this Video provides useful info, Michela
News: Greenpeace ad labels Asia Pulp & Paper a Tiger killer
January 23, 2012 - Greenpeace launched an advertising campaign today illustrating the consequences of Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) Rainforest destruction on the critically endangered Sumatran Tiger in Indonesia. The advertisement, appearing in locations across Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, features a striking image of a Sumatran tiger skull along with the title ‘Extinct Sumatran Tiger Exhibit: brought to you by Asia Pulp & Paper.’
”If APP continues to rely on Rainforest destruction to feed its operations, the only place you’ll find the Sumatran Tiger is in a museum”
The Sumatran Tiger is the last surviving Tiger Species in Indonesia.
In Canada, APP has aggressive plans to flood the market with cheap paper and tissue products, with nationwide paper distributor White Paper Co. and others already sourcing large volumes.
Major companies such as Adidas, Kraft, Nestlé, Lego, Mattel and Hasbro have all cancelled their contracts with APP to avoid damaging their brand’s reputation. In the past 2 weeks alone, global icon Levis and U.S. Supermarket giant Kroger have severed ties with APP.
Roughly 1 Million Hectares of Forest are being cleared every year, an area almost double the size of Prince Edward Island.
Hundreds of South African lions are being slaughtered to make bogus sex potions for men. But we can stop this cruel trade by hitting the government where it hurts -- the tourism industry.
2 sigs on your petition
The latest are now signed. Thanks. I love looking at the pictures.
I just got the following message from my Representative regarding the bill to renew the postal Stamp mentioned above for another 4 years. Let us hope it passes the vote!!!
July 10, 2012
Thank you for contacting me in regards to H.R. 3510, the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act, introduced on November 28, 2011, by Rep. Michael Grimm (NY-13).
As you may know, H.R. 3510 would amend the Multinational Species Funds Semipostal Stamp Act of 2010 so the stamp may be offered to the public for an additional four years, in a choice of five different versions of various animals.
H.R. 3510 has been referred to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee. While I am not a member of these committees, I will be sure to take your comments into consideration should this bill come to the House floor for a vote.
A Sumatran Tiger snarls at the Ueno Zoological Gardens in Tokyo, Japan
from: Curzio B.
Only our Michela has more strength and courage
of a tiger
I have plenty of obstinacy & courage, probably because I'm a Taurus!!! Courage: because ALL of these issues are very "UNCONFORTABLE" to the Corporations, Big Companies, Big Lobbies, Political Lobbies (PalmOil, Logging, IllegalTrade, Food & FastFood Industry, Oil, Biofuel, PersonalCare, Timber, Pulpwood, etc) that I risk NOT TO FIND this Group anymore, nor my Care2 Account, as it already happened with FaceBook that DELETED my Account in May 2010!!! Because of my Petition AGAINST Palm Oil!!!
On Sale: Wildlife Stamps http://www.wcs.org/news-and-features-main/wildlife-stamp-on-sale.aspx
The Save Vanishing Species postage stamps will benefit Wildlife protection for Tigers, Elephants, Great Apes, & more at no cost to the American taxpayer.
As of June 1, 2012, 12.6 million Save Vanishing Species stamps have been sold, raising $1.35 million for conservation.
Thanks to your emails, calls, & letters advocating for a new U.S. Postal Service stamp to support wildlife conservation, the Save Vanishing Species stamp is now on sale at post offices across the country &
The First Class stamp, which features a Tiger cub illustration, costs 55 cents. Net proceeds-a total of 10 cents from the sale of each stamp-will go to Tiger, Rhino, Great Ape, Marine Turtle, & Elephant conservation projects, incl. several led by WCS. These projects are supported by the Multinational Species Conservation Funds, administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Source: RC W.
but will fight to save the tigers for the world,and the tigers themselves.
Hi Gudrun,nice to say your active again.
thanks for everything you do,Mic.
I'm actually caught up on this thread.
I certainly back you up. There should be more peope like you.
Hi Michela Done a lot of noting, signing, watching Videos, and observing some very adorable photos Thanx so much "Madam Tauras" Lol....Barb E Huggggs
Yes, and so is the future of tigers and orangutans ... The law should be enforced, now and seriously.
24) New!! Sign to Save Sumatra's Tigers https://support.worldwildlife.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=427 To: Indonesian Gov.t & Logging Industry: Stop the Destruction of Critical Tiger Habitat in Sumatra. Cher:http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3431533
25) New!! Stop Selling Toilet Paper Made from Severely Damaged Sumatran Rainforest http://forcechange.com/28886/stop-selling-toilet-paper-made-from-severely-damaged-sumatran-rainforest/ 3 top USA grocery chains, AlbertsonsLLC, Marsh & SaveMart, have to stop carrying the Paseo&Livi brands of tissue & toilet paper distrib.d by OasisBrands. They are linked to using fibers provided by AsiaPulp&Paper(APP). Since 1985, more than 50% of Rainforest destroyed(the size of VirginiaState) threatening the survival of many Species!! Cher:http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3428300
whenever I see the word tiger,I come running.
Will be so sad,if we can't save them.
TY Mic,beautiful photos
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TY for those beautiful pictures, Michela. It's frightening to realise that even such beautiful creatures are the victims of man's greed. It's frightening for man's future when you realise that even such beauty finds no pity or compassion in the exploiters' heart.
#24 and 25 signed..clicked to feed and postcards sent
Tigers are magnificent.
I've had problems when I tried to send a postcard to rangers. I'll try again tomorrow!
Signed all petitions that were still open and noted all the news stories.
I also agree with Dianne C. Leaving a comment on petitions is much more important than many people realize. I have started commenting on all the petitions I sign, and making sure the comment is polite is also important.
Also, I have noticed than on some Care2 petitions people sign using their fake Care2 names, instead of real names. Those signatures will not count so always make sure that if you are not using your real name that you change it when signing petitions.
Signed & Shared...Thank you Michela and all of you too for sharing important updates.
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from Linda N.
if you love tigers this video is really amazing
from my friend Marilyn Mm.m
Video: I am - Tiger tribute http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pD45DeUsmM&feature=player_embedded
News: Tourism Minister bats for hotels within 10km radius of Tiger reserves http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/flora-fauna/Tourism-minister-bats-for-hotels-within-10km-radius-of-tiger-reserves/articleshow/15656208.cms
Noted news. I am lost for words as for the hotel. The video was awesome!
News & Video: Tiger Shot Dead After Killing Zookeeper http://www.lbc.co.uk/tiger-shot-dead-after-killing-zookeeper-59027
Altai, go and be with your family, beyond the Rainbow Bridge
Source: Terry M.
BERLIN -- A Siberian Tiger attacked & killed a female keeper at Cologne zoo on Saturday before being shot dead.
The gate of the Tiger's enclosure had not been properly shut, allowing the big cat to jump on the woman and maul and bite her, a zoo spokesman said.
Kevin A.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/353427779/3440690
A Tiger licks an ice block at Rome's Zoo during a heatwave
TY, Michela. Noted, commented and signed. I really feel sorry for what happened to the tiger and its victim.
Why wasn't the tiger put to sleep rather than killed?
Action: Send a Postcard to Rangers in Malaysia & Indonesiahttp://wwf.worldwildlife.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Ranger_Postcard_Sumatrantiger
Rangers risk a lot to help protect some our world's most threatened Species. Please take the time to thank them for all their hard work! This postcard will go to rangers protecting Sumatran Tigers in Malaysia & Indonesia. Often considered the unsung heroes of Tiger conservation, rangers work tirelessly under harsh conditions on the frontlines to protect & conserve wild Tigers. Every day, they are in danger of coming into contact with ruthless poachers, who have no qualms of fatally shooting a ranger in order to escape the law. Yet the rangers stride on daily--in forests, over hills and through snow--to keep wild tigers safe.
Source: Danuta W.
from: Curzio B.
I do not have enough words to thank you dear Michela
I’m sending it just in case Care2 deletes my Account for having been reported. My message(green), & those of the lady that 1)Had Deleted friendship to me (& I still don’t know WHY as she also belonged to this Group),2)Sent back all my messages to me,3)BLOCKED me, 4)Reported me to Care2!!:
Sept 11 I was attempting to answer the mail I got from you, from work, & apparently I was having Care2 or computer issues from work. I didn't realize when I replied it sent a blank message.I was having technical problems. But your rude, aggressive & nasty behavior, only demonstrates that I do NOT only NOT want to be a friend of yours, I am reporting you to CARE2 and I am blocking you. You are crazy.
UP WITH politeness & "democracy"!!
she sent back my message to me 3 times
What does it mean just sending back my message.... what have I done to you? can you tell me please? michela
she sent back my message to me 3 times
What does it mean just sending back my message.... what have I done to you? can you tell me please? michela
she sent back my message to me 2 times
Hi Phy----, Michela M. has sent you the following introduction…Sept 10 Hi! how is that you deleted friendship to me? what have I done to you...... Hugs michela
Michela with all that you do for the orangutans, tigers, polar bears (to name a few) and rain forests, if caring is crazy then we're all crazy - love you dear friend!
How cute! TY, Michela.
All news noted! Thank you! And whoever is doing that to you to you Michela, is crazy, NOT you! You are awesome my friend
2 Tiger cubs are chained & kept in a cage on the rooftop of an apartment building on the outskirts of Bangkok. A Thai man has been arrested for illegally raising 6 Tigers on the rooftop of the apartment building. This arrest is believed to be linked with a larger Tiger trafficking ring that has traded thousands of Big Cats in recent years
A confiscated Tiger looks through the fence of a cage on the rooftop deck of the residential apartment building, Bangkok, Thailand
A male Sumatran Tiger cub explores his enclosure, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Tacoma, Washington
Tiger and Orangutan babies
I am in Goteborg, Sweden: it’s about 10 degrees C. less than Rome & rainy... In Rome they are still going to the beach for bathing (late Summer)! Here it's cold!! The problem is that it's SO RAINY that I have problems in making photos! Some previous pics from me are in:
A big HUG!!! michela
From Vicynthia T.: Well, have wonderful days there. Here is a picture for you:
from Anneke A.
It seems the only ferocious animal is man! TY, Michela for those BEAUTIFUL pictures of tigers.
We named "Tiger" the small cat that Jasmine rescued yesterday
from Antonio M. : Just for fun! LOL Hugs, Antonio
All petitions are signed and some of them was shared on Facebook.
Thank you Michela, for your beautiful posts.
My congratulations! Keep your good work!
Swiss Shepherd dog Talli feeds orphaned Tiger cubs & her own puppies. The little Tigers, 2 male cubs named Olymp & Dar & 1 female cub Talli, were born last month in the Oktyabrsky Zoo but abandoned by their mother
Thanks! for posting also on other Social Networks!!! Above all on Facebook: it's my personal "revenge" as Facebook deleted my Account in May 2010, just because I was posting the Link to "my" Petition for Orangutans & Tigers "Label Palm Oil". Notwithstanding this, that Petition reached 6,455 Signatures!!!!!!! and went to the European Parliament...
I hate facebook, but use it some. That is awesome about the petition going to the European Parliament, and worth having your account deleted.
Thank you so much Michela, all done!
Thank you for the gorgeous pictures, Jutta.
Thank you, Jutta and Michela. Your pictures are gorgeous. I like that dog feeding the tiger cubs!
Animals are more humane than people!
what a lovely comparison photo pairing,June
Have no stars left ,have given them all away this week
thanks for all the great pics
I missed this group most of all this summer,it's good to be at a computer for a few weeks.
Love to all tiger lovers
Oh ya,and facebook,as they say in the mob which it resembles; fugehdeboudid
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Video: Tigers & Gibbon - very funny http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WM591rkbyQ&feature=player_detailpage#at=42
Source: Giana P.
Love the video. Thanks Michela.
I turned off the campy music.
It was better.
The video of a gibbon and tigers is indeed very funny. The gibbon is full of resources and the tigers are having fun.
Wonderful video Michela, thank you for sharing smiles.
Thanks Michela, most already signed. Lovely pictures.
A Tiger rolls in the snow at Blijdorp zoo in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
As rapid economic expansion continues to shape the Asian landscape on which many species depend, time is running out for conservationists aiming to save wildlife such as tigers and leopards. Habitat fragmentation can divide populations of species into isolated groups, which can lead to inbreeding and a genetic bottleneck that affects the long-term viability of the population.Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3529067
The picture, having read the article, feels especially compelling. Interesting source, thanks, Michela!
Video: Sweetest Amur Tiger Cub Saved by Ecologists http://vimeo.com/57420208
At present, the animal feels good. It is improving its hunting skills that will help the animal to survive on its own in the wild.
all done Michela for all news + pics ♥
China is the largest market for Tiger products, & tiger wine is a popular remedy of the middle class. It is believed that the wine will give the drinker the vitality & strength of the tiger, & a bottle will sell for around $230. Tiger skeletons are soaked in alcohol in order to make the wine–one skeleton will make about 30 bottles of wine. Other popular products include Tiger skins,Tiger claws, which are worn as amulets for courage & for good luck, tail soup–a cure for skin problems–& pills made from crushed eyeballs, which are believed to cure epilepsy. The popularity of tiger parts has led Beijing to consider legalizing the trade in tiger parts–an action that would surely hasten the tiger’s path to extinction. China has done relatively little to enforce its 20-year-old ban on tiger parts, & smugglers & farmers alike frequently kill the rare animals for a large profit. If the Chinese authorities continue to neglect this problem, the market for tiger parts will continue to threaten the livelihood of these endangered animals. Urge the Chinese Gov.t to step up its policies & protect the few remaining members of this beautiful species.Cal: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3535791
Take Control of Your Purchasing Power. Forest clearing for illegal logging & agricultural cash crops destroys Tiger Habitat & is a major threat to the survival of Tigers.
Here is a list of ways you can support.
News: The critically endangered Sumatran Tiger population has been boosted by the birth of a cub at San Francisco Zoo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130215/rare-sumatran-tiger-cub-born-san-francisco-zoo
Sumatran Tiger cubs play together at the Taman Safari
Indonesia Animal Hospital, in West Java, Indonesia
China is a big monster stomps. It will be difficult to fight such atrocities, but not impossible. With God on our side and we being who we become in their hands, voices that rise against the killing of tigers for sale and marketing, we will win. We must unite and fight together. We must stop the pet trade.
A young Tiger cub - one of a littler of 4 - tumbles from the den, only to be carried back to safety in it's Mother's massive jaws. Astonishing footage shot in the Indian Jungle using cameras attached to Elephants.
Christeen A. http://www.care2.com/news/member/354341191/3536411
News: Sad statistics Tigers are on the Brink http://fundphoenix.org/en/sad-statistics/
Sad statistics shows rapid decline of Tiger population in Far East of Russia (from Feb. 2012 through Feb. 2013).Olga S. http://www.care2.com/news/member/842301276/3538247
Signed the latest. Couldn't see the Attenborough video as YouTube said that it wasn't approved to be seen by us Yanks. Saw the rest. Bought some US postage stamps today, the ones with the tiger on them, at a slightly higher cost than regular US 1st class stamps, which I was more than willing to pay.
Thanks to all who shared the majestic tiger pictures here in the care2 group petitions.
Just as one man said, we humans are the most stupidest animals on that planet.
And I agree completely with him.No animal is so cruel,brutal,coldhearted,arrogance and ignorance like humans.
Rare birth in captivity for Endangered Species that has as few as 400 individuals remaining in the wild. A Sumatran Tiger named Leanne has given birth to a cub at San Francisco zoo in a rare boost to the critically endangered subspecies. Zookeepers are monitoring the pair in the zoo's secluded Lion House via webcam to allow the 9-year-old mother to bond with her baby.
Sumatran Tiger Leanne sleeps with her newborn cub in San Francisco zoo
China is allowing the use of the bones of captive-bred tigers to be used as a tonic wine, even though the practice has been illegal since 1993. The Gov.t justifies this practice by claiming they are captive tigers- not wild ones. But they were obviously wild at some point & taken from the wild. It is estimated there are 5,000 captive tigers on farms & zoos, though there are as few as 3,200 wild tigers left woldwide. 100 years ago, there were 100,000 wild tigers but they were relentlessly poached for tiger parts & put in captivity on farms until they have now become critally endangered in the wild.
Tiger bone tonic wine is believed to have medicinal properties. Tiger bones are left to soak in the wine & removed before bottling. It is believed to remedy muscle pain, rheumatism, arthritis, paralysis & stimulate blood flow & has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
China declared to help double the world's wild tiger population by 2022 by combating illegal trading & poaching of tigers & tiger parts, yet it is driving the market for continued illegal poaching & the demand for tiger bone wine. The only way to truly combat the poaching of tigers is to ban the use of ALL tiger products, incl. tiger bone wine. Save the tiger from extinction & stop using tiger products.
Some moving pictures here. It's important to save tigers' habitat and let them move through the whole extent of their territories.
Noted and signed. Getting very frustrated with China. But one honest question: if, as is the case in several things I've read, the product is considered true medicine by perhaps a more primitive people, where does our right to take that away from them lie? As for China, this is just, well, gross!
Signed the ones I hadn't - thank you Michela!
A Sumatran Tiger growls at a photographer near Bandar Lampung, Indonesia. The Sumatran Tiger is a rare Tiger Subspecies that inhabits the Indonesian island of Sumatra & is classified as Critically Endangered. About 440 of these animals were accounted for by the Int.l Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2008
Locals have asked authorities to shoot the predator, which is thought to have attacked 5 other people over the past month…Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3548804
A Sumatran Tiger at a zoo in Medan, N. Sumatra. Indonesia is home to about 400 Tigers, which are on the brink of extinction because of Deforestation, Poaching & Clashes with people
News: One dead Tiger, one month jail http://news.malaysia.msn.com/regional/one-dead-tiger-one-month-jail
On Feb 7 2013, a wildlife trafficker linked to Malaysia’s largest ever seizure of Tiger parts was finally sentenced after a year-long trial. The day after, the world also learnt just what little value Malaysia places on the loss of an endangered species. Mohd Nor Shahrizam, caught red-handed with 8 tiger skins, 22 whole tiger skulls & bones, & 9 African Elephant tusks, was handed down a sentence of 60 months, of which he will serve only 24, because his sentences will run concurrently. So it’s 24 months, for 22 tigers. A little over a month in prison for each tiger that Malaysia has lost forever. It's a featherweight sentence by any calculation, but one that delivered disappointment like the blow of a sledgehammer to all those in enforcement & conservation who have toiled to keep this species from the brink.
through 28 signed -- thank you Michela and everyone who works ever so diligently compiling all this relevant information in order to help our tigers.
signed #26/27/28 thanks for the news Michela
News: Wild Boar hunts threaten Sumatran Tiger Habitat
"If this continues to happen, the Sumatran Tigers will fearfully become extinct earlier than expected."
The rising number of wild boar hunts in several parts of West Sumatra has threatened the habitat & population of Sumatran Tigers.
Each Sumatran Tiger consumes an average of 50 wild boars annually. "If people keep hunting the wild boars, the Sumatran Tigers will fearfully lose their food". The Tigers will migrate to other places & their population will shrink because many of them will die. The rising number of wild boar hunts may put the habitat of Sumatran Tigers on the line. The population of Sumatran Ttigers was estimated at 500 in 1994. And their numbers are believed to decline every year. The habitat of Sumatran Ttigers in West Sumatra is 77% found in all over the province. "Only in Bukittinggi city, Padangpanjang city & Mentawai islands no signs of Sumatran Tiger habitat are found". In those areas wild boar hunts are rife.
"Those involved in Tiger hunts & Illegal Trade in Tiger parts must be sentenced as severely as possible"Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3554775
Sumatra Tiger (Panthera Tigris Sumatrae)
Two other Subspecies of Indonesian Tiger have already been lost, the Bali Tiger &Javan Tiger.
With less than 400 Critally Endangered Sumatran Tigers left in the wild, Indonesian officials have proposed a conservation plan which would allow wealthy citizens to have Tigers as pets for a fee,- about $107,000 per pair.
The sustainable solution is to offer specific protection to the critically endangered Tigers: from Habitat loss & from Poaching. Tiger rental is not a good stategy as it will create a demand & Tigers will be taken from the wild more rapidly than ever.
Tell Indonesia- do not rent out the Critically Endangered Ttigers as pets- keep them in the wild & preserve their remaining natural Habitat by banning Logging; otherwise they will become extinct in the wild permanently.Tiger rental is a sign of greater problems http://www.mnn.com/local-reports/illinois/local-blog/tiger-rental-is-a-sign-of-greater-problems
Indonesia proposes renting out endangered cats as exotic pets.
There are as few as 400 Sumatran Tigers left in the wild, & they’re under relentless pressure from Illegal Poaching & Forest Clearances. Unless we take action now we could lose these magnificent animals forever. Tiger skins are still in demand as luxury items in some countries, & Tiger parts coveted for their ‘medicinal’ properties.
The Tigers’ forest Habitat is vanishing too. Destruction of forests for timber, agriculture & road building has forced Tigers into ever-smaller areas, where they’re even more vulnerable to poachers. Poachers also hunt the Tiger’s prey Species, & Tigers are forced to target domestic animals, bringing them into fatal conflict with local people. Climate Change is a particular threat for Tigers too – around 70% of the Bengal Tiger’s remaining habitat in the Sunderbans mangrove forest may be lost within 50 years due to rising sea levels.
The Sumatran Tiger, the world’s smallest Tiger is now in real danger. Palm Oil Plantations, Logging, Loss of Habitat & Illegal Hunting & Poaching, have led to this beautiful creature becoming Critically Endangered. Its time to change, we have to make sacrifices to gain other things. If we sacrifice some things that we eat, save paper & recycle, these mysterious creatures could once again thrive. Its up to you now...Please sign the petition to help raise awareness.
SIGNED!! I LOVE THESE CATS!! Thanks again, Michela
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Touching base. These animals are powerful, aren't they? So beautiful. . Thanks, Michela, for keeping all of these topics up. Hello, all.
Had missed a few. Thank you Michela.
Tigers are disappearing from the wild because of:
Habitat Loss - Humans are getting on Tigers' turf.
Poaching - Humans are illegally hunting Tigers.
Population Fragmentation - Humans are separating Tiger groups.
Too precious! Thank you!
Help us raise 10,000 signatures and $10,000! It’s easy! Just sign the FREE pledge & donate to help end the captive wildlife crisis.
Every year, thousands of big cats are sold as pets. What happens to these animals is criminal. Some are abused or neglected, others are simply abandoned. All are denied their right to be wild. The Wildcat Sanctuary hopes to change all that. Our mission is simple: to provide a natural sanctuary to wild cats in need & inspire change to end the captive wildlife crisis. You can help. Keep the wild in your heart, not your home & take the pledge today at NoMoreWildPets.org!
Video: The Wildcat Sanctuary: No More Wild Pets http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL8LNy6up9Q&feature=player_embedded
Would that these petitions and pledges would result in the best for these beautiful animals! One foot after the next...
Signed all I could (to this point) and shared them all to Facebook
1 thru 32 signed and sealed -- donation made.
signed previously 2 petitions , and 2 now , shared , tweeted
Poaching of Tigers to supply black market demand for their body parts like skins, bones, meat, whiskers, teeth is driving the species to Extinction.
A century ago: 100,000 Tigers (estimated) in the wild.
Today: as few as 3,200!!
Consumer demand for Tiger products is the most urgent threat to Tigers that must be stopped. If you stop buying products made from Tigers and other Endangered Species, we can help ensure a future for them.
GIVE TIGERS A BREAK AND REMEMBER: WHEN IN DOUBT, DON’T BUY! Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3032787
Target: U.S. and Indonesian Legislators
To Protect the Sumatran Tiger from hunting and to limit threats to its Habitat.
Source: Vicynthia T.
"So bleak is the picture...that the bulldozer and not the atomic bomb may turn out to be the most destructive invention of the 20th century!!"
- Philip Shabecoff, American environmental journalist
14 Videos about Forest Destruction!!!
See: List to the right of the page http://wn.com/Forest_Destruction
Let's roar with Tigers!!!!!! Let's do WHATEVER is possible to save Tigers & all Wildlife for our children and grandchildren!!!!!
You can DONATE to BIG CAT Rescue and help SAVE the Environment all at no cost to you ot your Organization! RECYCLE your Ink Jet cartridges, Toners, & Cell Phones!!Video: Big Cats GO GREEN! How Tigers Recycle! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-AuE7S4JuY&feature=player_embedded
Baby is saying Thank you!!!
Thank you Michela! Signed petitions 28-33 and shared!
I've heard that the massive killing not only on tigers,but all other animals are coming from priests in the past.They're lying to the peoples that was OK to eat meat.
And "Thomas von Aquin"(Priest) living in the 13th Century has said,"Animals have no souls,that their souls are die in their bodies."
And "Konstantin" (Emperor) living in the 4th Century saying about animals,"At their screams we can see,that they have fear and pain."
And the scientist will make us believe,that animals feel no pain and have feelings like we humans.
If the pope say one word,that animals have souls and animals are feeling creatures,then all the torture and hunting of this beauty creatures will stop immediately,but the pope will never saying it.
He,the pope,has said in the beginning of his career,"We must help the poor."
And happened is nothing.The only who he will help is himself and his follower.
A Tiger cub & Lion cub play together at the Akwaaba Lodge in Rustenburg, S.Africa. They are being looked after at the zoo after they were abandoned by their mums.
At the Akwaaba Lodge there are 3 Lions, a Tiger, & a spotted Hyena, raised from birth. Bella the Tiger, 5months, is the leader of the pack, while the 3 Lions, Delano, Romeo & Maximus, also 5months. The eldest - Milika the Hyena, 6months - is the most mischievous in the motley crew.
The Save the Tiger Fund-Panthera partnership unites two of the world's most influential tiger conservation organizations, combining decades of experience and a track record of success in identifying conservation priorities…Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3573870
Tiger Range Map
The Indochinese Tiger is a tiger subspecies found in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam & SW China. This Tiger is disappearing faster than any other Tiger Sub-Species with one Tiger being killed each week by poachers.
1. A 7-year-old white Tiger sits with one of her cubs at Tobu Zoo in Miyashiro, near Tokyo.
2. A 3-weeks-old Tiger cub lies next to its mother as it is presented for the 1st time to the public at Frankfurt Zoo
3. A baby Monkey, a Lion cub & Tigers cubs play at the Guaipo Manchurian Tiger Park in Shenyang, China
Target: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FW
Goal: Ask the FWS to expand protection for Endangered Tigers to save them from global hunting & trafficking.
Petitions no's. 13-35 signed
2 actions not yet taken as no time to read.
Will start at beginning and sign them next week.
Glad you asked me to join as this site has very worthwhile petitions. I was actually signing
"odd" petitions just to maximise credits. I see you are very, very busy so please do not respond to this. Happy Mother's day and have a safe trip next week. Enjoy hollidaying with your lovely daughter and in-laws.....Slainte...frances
36) Actions: CAUSE an UPROAR for the Big Cats http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/big-cats/cause-an-uproar//
To address this critical situation, the Nat. Geographic Society & Explorers-in-Residence Dereck & Beverly Joubert, have launched the Big Cats Initiative, a comprehensive program that supports on-the-ground conservation projects, education, etc.
News: Formosan Clouded Leopard Confirmed to Be Extinct in Taiwan http://inhabitat.com/formosan-clouded-leopard-confirmed-to-be-extinct-in-taiwan/
A 13-year search for one of the smallest Big Cats in the world just ended, confirming what many feared: The Formosan Clouded Leopard is extinct in Taiwan. The more than decade-long search involved 1,500 infrared cameras, baited fur traps, & countless hrs of fieldwork by zoologists from Taiwan & the U.S. But Habitat Loss, Poaching & the Lack of prey combined to seal the fate of the beautiful Cat.
How sad re; the Formosan clouded leopard .
Signed all the petitions that I can Michela!!!!!! Thanks a lot for your tireless work!!!
There are fewer than 300 Indochinese tigers remaining in Thailand, & a new dam project threatens one of their last intact habitats. The project would destroy a national park in western Thailand- flooding 8 square miles where tigers are having a successful recovery.
The Mae Wong dam also threatens tiger natural prey species such as wild pig & sambar deer. Creating the dam will push tigers out of their habitats and into direct conflict with human beings. The Indochinese tiger is already under threat from shrinking habitat, illegal trade in tiger parts for traditional medicines and a scarcity of prey. With only 3,200 wild tigers remaining worldwide, we ask Thailand to support conservation efforts and protect critically endangered tigers & their habitat- not destroy it with the Mae Wong dam project.
38) New!! Pet.: Tell Indonesia- Tigers Are Not "Pet Rentals" http://www.thepetitionsite.com/611/029/347/tell-indonesia-tigers-are-not-pet-rentals/
With less than 400 critically endangered Sumatran tigers left in the wild, Indonesian officials have proposed a conservation plan which would allow wealthy citizens to have tigers as pets for a fee,- about $107,000 per pair.
39) New!! Pet.: Save the Malayan Tiger http://www.thepetitionsite.com/736/470/560/save-the-malayan-tiger/
Belum-Temengor, the largest continuous forest complex in Peninsular Malaysia, is tiger habitat, but Temengor faces considerable deforestation from logging. With the recent construction of the East-West Highway, new towns & industrial areas have developed, & the Highway provides more access for the extraction of timber from the jungles. Additionally, there are plans to convert natural forest into plantation forests along the East-West Highway.
40) New!! Pet.: Save Malayan Tiger by Stopping Logging http://forcechange.com/66457/save-malayan-tiger-by-stopping-logging/
Protect the Malayan Tiger from extinction by stopping logging in the Temengor Rainforest.
41) New!! Pet.: End Sumatran Tiger Rental in Indonesia http://forcechange.com/68583/end-sumatran-tiger-rental-in-indonesia/#.UdvCwf8Se1o.care2
The Indonesian Gov.t has provided certain stipulations to those who wish to rent tigers. Renters must allow Gov.t officials to monitor the welfare of the animals regularly & must provide enclosures that meet certain requirements regarding size. Furthermore, the rental fee will allegedly go toward conservation programs to further help protect Sumatran Tigers.
Monica T. http://www.care2.com/news/member/924136701/3607307
Video: Tiger Conservation in Sumatra http://videos.huffingtonpost.com/tiger-conservation-in-sumatra-517351467
Video: How the Paper Industry in Indonesia is Destroying Tiger http://videos.huffingtonpost.com/how-the-paper-industry-in-indonesia-is-destroying-tiger-habitats-517240140
News: Only 500 Tigers Left In The Wild http://www.malaysiandigest.com/news/36-local2/395031-only-500-tigers-left-in-the-wild-wwf.html According to WWF there are about 500 tigers left in the jungles now compared to 3,000 recorded in 1957. The poaching of tigers in the jungles of Malaysia for their skins, bones & meat has resulted in a drastic population decline. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3612209
42) New!! Pet.: Ban Pesticides Used to Kill Tigers! http://www.thepetitionsite.com/104/781/496/ban-pesticides-used-to-kill-tigers/?z00m=20598563&goback=.gde_112815_member_259735271 Indian poachers have been using the chemical Carbofuran to kill Endangered Tigers. Carbofuran is a clear, odorless substance used by potato farmers as a cheap pesticide. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3614045
43) New!! Pet.: Urge China to Enforce Ban on Tiger Products http://forcechange.com/58778/urge-china-to-enforce-ban-on-tiger-products/#.Ue_rpK4yROE.care2 Although China banned the trade in Tiger parts in 1993, it is still relatively easy to purchase products such as tiger wine, tiger claws, tiger tail soup, & pills made from the animals’ eyeballs, both at auctions & directly from producers. Tigers are either poached in Nepal or India or raised on a tiger farm in China where the abuses they suffer are endless. The tiger farms & parks that produce many of the tiger products are known for their gross mistreatment of their animals–tigers are whipped, forced to perform for the public, & purposely starved to death. China is the largest market for tiger products, & tiger wine is a popular remedy of the middle class. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3615451
News: Hope for Tigers Lives in Sumatra http://www.panthera.org/blog/press-release-hope-tigers-lives-sumatra In time for the 3rd annual Int.l Tiger Day, recent findings from a camera trap survey in Sumatra, Indonesia have uncovered a burgeoning Tiger stronghold on an island that typically makes headlines for its rampant loss of Forests & Wildlife. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3618580
44) New!! Pet.: Protect Endangered Tigers by Closing Loopholes that Permit Global Hunting & Trafficking http://forcechange.com/4703/protect-endangered-tigers-by-closing-loopholes-that-permit-global-hunting-and-trafficking/#.UfaNThZue4s.care2 Ask the FWS to expand protection for Endangered Tigers to save them from global hunting & trafficking. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3618058
45) New!! Pet.: Help Save the Tiger http://www.internatyearofthetiger.org/Electronic_petition.htm In view of the fact that the tiger in the wild is entering its Age of Extinction, & the same threat faces thousands of other plant & animal species, the Int.l Year of the Tiger Foundation & we, the undersigned, petition the United Nations. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3618069
46) New!! Pet. Save the Tiger: Heed its "Leave Me Alone" call http://www.change.org/en-IN/petitions/save-the-tiger-heed-its-leave-me-alone-call Caught in the crossfire of Forest Destruction & Poaching, the Tiger is fast slipping towards extinction. The tiger's slide is being mirrored by a rising tide of Climate-related problems facing every country in the world, particularly India. The voice of the Tiger says: "Leave Me Alone".
News: Burn Baby Burn: Indian Gov.t Fights Tiger Poaching With Fire http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/07/29/tiger-poaching-india-conservation In Mumbai, Gov.t officials & conservation groups make a hot statement. We witnessed the burning of wildlife contraband -Tiger & Leopard pelts-in a bonfire in Mumbai. The demonstration against Tiger Poaching & Illegal Wildlife Trade was organized by conservation groups & also by the Indian state of Maharashtra's Gov.t. Annamaria Rizzo http://www.care2.com/news/member/118608005/3618941
Due to Poaching & Habitat Loss, less than 2,000 wild Tigers remain in India today
News: Endangered Tigers to Get $33 Million
Critically endangered Sumatran Tigers will have a fund of $33 million set up for a project to attempt doubling their population by 2022.
The Sumatran Tiger, the smallest of the 5 remaining Tiger Subspecies in the world, is also the most threatened. Categorized as critically endangered,
The Sumatran Tiger is found exclusively on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the last stronghold for Tigers in Indonesia. Accelerating Deforestation and rampant Poaching across the Sumatran tiger's range mean that unless authorities enforce the law, this Subspecies will soon follow the fate of its extinct Javan and Balinese relatives.
Sumatran Tiger population Falling numbers:
-Early 20th century: Dutch colonists report that Tigers were so numerous and bold that they would enter the planters' estate house compounds;
-1978 estimate: 1,000 Sumatran Tigers;
-Today the wild Sumatran Tiger population is estimated at around 300 individuals!!! Over half the population is found in the Kerinci Seblat - Bukit Barisan Selatan landscape, which stretches from Tesso Nilo in Riau to Bukit Tigapuluh, and then from Kerinci Seblat to Bukit Barisan Selatan.
Video: Rare Sumatran Tigers Caught on Camera
Illegal logging for Paper Industry &
Forest clearing for Palm Oil plantation
Photos: Tigers in Crisis
In just over 100 years, we have lost 97 % of the world's Wild Tigers. Hundreds of thousands of Tigers once roamed the lands of Asia, but today, their numbers have fallen to just 3,200.
Pictured above is Seatao, one of the male tigers living at John Varty's Tiger Canyons. Located in South Africa, Tiger Canyons is an unlikely habitat for modern Tigers, who are strictly an Asian species. But, while his methods can be controversial, Varty has a noble ambition: to foster a new population of Wild Tigers.
Photos, Videos: The Wildlife Conservation Society
…of this remnant population, just 1,000 are breeding females—individuals that hold the last hope for this magnificent and iconic great cat. Lindsey http://www.care2.com/news/member/145521001/3043881
Photos: Sumatran Tigers celebrate Valentine's Day
The Sumatran Tigers at the London Zoo received a Valentine treat of pillows scented with Calvin Klein's Obsession. Tigers are territorial creatures & these strong smells encourage their natural scent-marking behaviors by making them rub themselves against the perfumed hearts. Lots of different scents & spices, were tried: CK Obsession is their favorite & it helps encourage some romance between them!
Sumatran Tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is Indonesia's last Tiger, since it already lost 2 distinct Subspecies of Tiger: the Bali & Javan. Listed as Critically Endangered, the Subspecies is imperiled by: widespread destruction of its Habitat for Pulp&Paper & PalmOil, poaching, snaring, & human-wildlife conflict. Around 300 Sumatran Tigers are estimated to survive in the wild. Indonesia: one of the highest rates of Deforestation worldwide; a satellite study last year: Sumatra lost around 9% of its Forest cover in the past 8 years
News: We are losing the Tiger, Asia’s Great Cat http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1110-hance_sumatrantigers.html
200 years ago: - numbered in the hundreds of thousands;
- Habitat: virtually the entire Continent, from Siberia to Turkey, & Afghanistan to Bali, in an ocean of Forest.
Today: - at best, around 3,200 wild Tigers left in the entire Continent.
EXTINCT in at least 14 Countries
3 Sub-Species: Bali, Java & Central Asia: EXTINCT, LOST FOREVER!!
South China Tiger: not been recorded in the wild for over a decade.
Sumatran Tigers: only 300 – 400 left!!
- Habitat: hangs on in only 7% of the Habitat it once occupied: tiny, mostly isolated fragments in what was once an ocean of Forest.
The Endangered Sumatran Tigers:
Location: Live only on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia;
Habitat: live in the Rainforest;
Number: are on the brink of EXTINCTION: There are about 300 Sumatran Tigers remaining in the wild; Their number is constantly decreasing as people continue to kill them for their skin and bones, and to destroy their Habitat.
Size: Are about half the mass of a Bengal or Siberian Tiger, with adult males weighing 250 pounds and females 180 pounds; Grow to a length of about eight feet, including the tail;
Feed on sambar (a species of deer), wild pigs, and smaller prey.
News: Tiger Triplets Make Their Debut in the Bronx http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/05/tiger-triplets-make-their-debut-in-the-bronx/ Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3448673
Video: Bronx Zoo Tiger Cubs Pounce & Play http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0TokSkePO1Q#! With fewer than 3,200 remaining in the Wild, Tigers are Critically Endangered. 3 Amur Tiger cubs made their debut at Bronx Zoo. The exhibit educates millions of visitors about the plight of Wild Tigers.
Video: Triplet Sumatran Tigers at Taronga http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/tarongas-tale-of--tigress-and-her-triplets-20111025-1mh9f.html With only 300 SumatranTigers left in the wild, the 3 Sumatran Tiger 2 month-old triplet cubs made their long-awaited public debut at Sydney's Taronga Zoo.
Video: Tigers go crazy for recycled Christmas trees London Zoo: a novel way of recycling its Christmas trees: making them into toys for Tigers: the perfect "enrichment" toys for the pair of Sumatran Tigers, Lumpur & Reika. Different scents used as part of the animals' regular play time, to stimulate their natural curiosity. "Lumpur, our male SumatranTiger, is playful & immediately investigates something new, he cannot leave the Christmas tree alone!" Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3067844
News: More or less protection for forests in Indonesia? http://www.earthtimes.org/conservation/protection-forests-indonesia/2372/ The Critically Endangered Sumatran Tiger (Panthera Tigris Sumatrae) is one of several much-loved mammals due to become extinct as their Habitat is destroyed, even within their own reserves. Illegal Logging, Pam Oil plantations & Mining surround them!! Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3619083
News: Ironic conservation: APP touts Tiger relocation after allegedly destroying Tiger’s Home http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0802-hance_tiger_app.html
News: ‘Tigers’ expose Asia Pulp and Paper greenwash http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/tigers-expose-asia-pulp-and-paper-greenwash/blog/37065/?m=approve
Video: Endangered Sumatran Tiger dies in trap on Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) concession in Indonesia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J97PLkBahqE&feature=player_embedded
Pics: Tigers in the Forest Picture Gallery http://www.tigersintheforest.co.uk/image_category.html All tiger & most other wildlife photos in this Gallery are taken within the animals natural Habitat & NOT in a captive environment. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3619289
47) New!! Pet.: Stop Pushing Sumatran Tigers Toward Extinction http://forcechange.com/68351/stop-pushing-sumatran-tigers-toward-extinction/#.UfpX6oor1f0.care2 In Sumatra, Indonesia, a Sub-Species of Tigers called the Sumatran Tiger is quickly becoming close to extinct. There are only 400 (some say 300) individuals currently alive, & reports show that human beings are the direct cause of the declining number. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3619663
48) New!! Pet.: Ban Tiger Killing Pesticide http://forcechange.com/70221/ban-tiger-killing-pesticide/#gf_1 Recently, poachers in India have been using a cheap chemical known as Carbofuran as a pesticide to kill tigers. Poachers use animal carcasses tainted with the chemical as bait for the tigers. It is believed that the tigers die within an hour of eating the contaminated carcass. The poachers then sell the highly profitable tiger remains, incl. the skins, teeth, bones, & claws, to Chinese & Tibetan merchants. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3621136
News: Are Tigers Endangered?
…on Earth, Tiger numbers: down from 50,000 to 3,000.
Only about 1,200 wild female Tigers left to furthering the Species.
Decrease due to MEN: Poaching, Poisoning, Forcing them away from their homes, Selling Tiger skins & body parts for Chinese medicines. In SE Asia Sumatran Tigers are only 300 due to PalmOil & Logging…
News: Endangered Tiger with arrow wounds rescued from trap in Indonesia The Endangered Sumatran Tiger found with serious arrow wounds all over its body was rescued from a wire trap in protected Indonesian jungle. The 5year-old male Tiger was found in Bengkulu province on island of Sumatra with 9 arrow wounds estimated to be four days old.
They use steel wire to trap it by the leg so it doesn’t destroy its body. These traps are designed for Tigers, not the wild boars that the community here hunt. There are fewer than 400 Sumatran Tigers left and the animals are increasingly Thai customs officials seized 4 boxes of smuggled Tiger skins & bones worth $60,000 believed to be en route from Indonesia to China. Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3066220
ews: First ever survey shows Sumatran Tiger hanging on as Forests continue to vanish The first-ever Sumatran-wide survey of the island's top predator, the Sumatran Tiger (Panthera Tigris Sumatrae), proves that the great cat is holding on even as forests continue to vanish. The study, carried out by eight NGOs and the Indonesian government, shows that the Tiger is still present in 70 % of the Forests surveyed, providing hope for the long-term survival of the Subspecies if remaining Forests are protected. Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3014782
After Clearing the Forest, the Palm Oil Companies Set on fire what remains of the Cleared Forest, to make way for Palm Oil Plantations:
Palm Oil Plantations replacing Rainforest NO AnimalsNor Biodiversity anymore!!!
Nov. 25, 2011 More than 20 participants from diverse areas – incl. advertising, public health, & wildlife trade – met at a workshop in Hong Kong to discuss strategies for reducing the demand for products made from Endangered Species. Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3029908
Nov 2011: The conservation community mourns as the EXTINCTION of the Javan Rhino subspecies (Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus) was confirmed!!!!!!!!!!!
News: Killer of ’100 Tigers’ Caught …Reported the arrest of 2 Sumatran poachers. One of them, a 57year old man, said he has killed 100 wild Sumatran Tigers over the last 30 years. The population of Sumatran Tigers in the wild is estimated to be only 300. These remaining animals are important: “As a Critically Endangered Species loss of even 1 of these animals can impact on the survival of the Species.”
The Sumatran Tiger is the only Subspecies left in the Indonesian islands, i.e.: on Earth!!!
Bali Tiger is believed to have been shot in 1937 = EXTINCT in 1937!!
Javan Tiger was probably killed in 1984
= EXTINCT in 1984!!
News: Javan Tiger declared extinct – but is it? Indonesia was blessed with 3 Sub Species of Tigers – the Javan , Bali & Sumatran - sadly only the Sumatran Tiger is now officially deemed to be in existence. The Bali Tiger was declared extinct in 1950. The Javan Tiger was thought to have gone extinct in the mid 1970′s & officially declared extinct in 1998. But has it really gone extinct? Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3383306
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE AND TIGERS - For more than 1,000 years the use of tiger parts has been included in the traditional Chinese medicine regimen. Because of the tiger's strength and mythical power, the Chinese culture believes that the tiger has medicinal qualities, which helps treat chronic ailments, cure disease and replenish the body's essential energy. Endangered tiger parts such as bones, eyes, whiskers and teeth are used to treat ailments and disease ranging from insomnia and malaria, to meningitis and bad skin. Chinese texts state that the active ingredients in tiger bone; calcium and protein, which help promote healing, have anti-inflammatory properties. Western medical experts tend to discount all claims of any curative power in tiger bone, as they do the rhinoceros horn, another popular Chinese medicine. And, it is well known that aspirin contains similar properties and produces the many of the same results as tiger prescriptions in patients. Despite this, in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam and in Chinatowns across Europe and North America, Chinese medicine stores do a steady trade in tiger wines, powder, tiger balms and tiger pills. Many Asian communities believe that tiger bone, in powdered form or prepared as, "tiger wine," soothes rheumatic pain and cures ulcers, malaria and burns. These derivatives make international trade and consumption possible in the wake of the, Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITE treaty because they are not easily recognizable as tiger parts. In recent years there has also been a resurgence of interest in traditional values and cures derived from nature in Chinese culture. Thus, the use of endangered tiger parts for medicinal properties is seen as a status symbol, a way to retain customs amid rapid change and as an alternative to the shortcomings of western medicine. The Chinese culture believes that nearly all parts of the tiger can be used to derive some medicinal cure for any number of ailments. Here are some examples of how tiger parts and their derivatives are used in traditional Chinese medicine and causing the tiger to be a critically endangered species.
News: Sumatran Tiger Given a Fighting Chance by Global Initiative
The Sumatran Tiger, the smallest of the 5 remaining Tiger Subspecies in the world, is also the most threatened.
Categorized as Critically Endangered, it is just a step away from being EXTINCT in the wild. It is the only Tiger left that is endemic to Indonesia. The 2 other Indonesia’s Subspecies,
the Javan Tiger and the Balinese Tiger,
were driven to EXTINCTION in the 1930s and 1980s.
A Sumatran Tiger roams around an enclosure at Jakarta’s Ragunan Zoo
Indonesia is set to get Rp 300 billion ($33.3 million) to double its wild Tiger population by 2022, as part of a global initiative to bring the iconic Species back from the brink of extinction. Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3077492
A pair of Sumatran Tigers in their enclosure at the zoo in Frankfurt
News: Cracking down on the Illegal Tiger Trade The Illegal Trade in Tigers is one of the most high profile threats to face these majestic big cats, yet it remains one of the most difficult to tackle.
Wildlife criminals control an organized Illegal Trade network which spans countries and continents, with Tigers being unlawfully killed or poached because of the high value that their fur and body parts fetch on the black market.
Tiger declines Over the past century, Tigers have lost more than 93% of their historical range, and population numbers have tumbled.
3 subspecies of Tiger: the Bali, Javan & Caspian tiger are Extinct, and only 6 Subspecies of remain in the wild today.
News & Video: Breaking: Sumatran Tiger Cubs Born at the National Zoo http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/aroundthemall/2013/08/breaking-sumatran-tiger-cubs-born-at-the-zoo/ The WWF reports that there are fewer than 400 Sumatran Tigers in the wild: in the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where their numbers were once so numerous that early 20th-century Dutch Colonists complained of the animals boldly intruding into their estates. Sumatran Tigers are the smallest of the 9 Tiger Subspecies, 3 of which are already extinct. 50% of Sumatra’s forest was lost over the past 25 yrs, this combined with poaching continue to threaten the Species as a whole. Tigers have a gestation period of 100 to 112 days, & typically deliver 2 to 3 two-pound cubs, who nurse until they are 6 months old. Over the next 18 months the cubs gradually step up to independence, & at about 2 years of age they head out alone to establish their own territory. Cher C.