-(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 all three - thanks Michela
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signed all three of them-- thank you Michela
Noted & Signed ( 3 )
Thank you Michela
Signed all three thanks Michela.
all done, thanks
all 3 signed, thanks
Signed & posted....THANKS! :)
Signed and shared in facebook thanks Michela
Signed! Thank you Michela.
Signed all three
Thank you, Michela!
firmado, gracias Michela!
I´ve signed all three.
All 3 signed, thanks Michela!
I just became the 440th signer of Illegal Tiger Trade Must End! Already signed the first one.
Noted and all Signed Tks Michela...
signed and shared.Thankyou Michela.
All signed.Thanks Michella.
one already signed two just signed
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.
All 3 signed...#488 on #3. Thanks Michela
All 3 signed :)
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.
All noted and signed, thank you Michela.
SIGNED, SHARED AND TWEETED ALL!
signed, thanks michela.
ALL SIGNED WITH HEART FELT COMMENTS!!!
all 3,thank you michela
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?
Signed. Thank you Michela.
Congratulations. You have successfully signed the petition: Illegal Tiger Trade Must End
All signed, thanks Michela!
All signed, thank you Michela.
Congratulations. You have successfully signed the petition:
Illegal Tiger Trade Must End
You are signer #548
B. Forster signed.
Thanks for spreading the word! All signed!
I'm on all Michela, thanks!~
thanks, signed all 3, but wouldn't have found them all without you.
Tigers deserve the same chances for life as we all do!
Signed all 3 petition..Thank you Michela for sharing..
Signed, Thanks Michaela!
Already signed the last one yesterday. I got mail from Officework telling they would suspend procurement of APRIL's product. Let's hope for other good results.
Thank you, Michela.
i signed it on another site but signed it again. Thanx for all you are doing for the rainforests and the animals there Michela.
Noted & Signed
Thank you dear Mic
signed all three, and shared :-)
Signed thanks Michela!
signed Aug 25th
signed the 2 Care 2 petitions finally but couldn't sign the Rainforest-rescue ones for some unknown reason. I've signed lots of these before but it just kept coming up with something in German today which I can't understand. I'll have to try again sometime soon.
SIGNED WITH BELLS ON!!
Signed the new petition, thanks!
Signed the new one, thanks Michela.
signed the above Michela Thank you
All 3 petitions signed.
I´ve just signed the most recent petition. The rest I´d signed already.
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.
Signed TY Michela!
Signed and shared
signed and thank you
4th petition signed and fb...thanks for keeping these alerts coming in group notices, as I would probably miss many without it!
Thanks Michela, signed and shared all 4
Signed and Shared all 4
Thank you. All signed. 4th tiger petition signed for roomate and self tonite 9/8/11.
Again I cannot find anywhere on the page to go to sign this??
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)
All 4 signed...SAVE THE TIGERS!!!!!
Signed petitions, thanks Michela!
firmado Michela! gracias
Thank hyou Michela, I think Bruce and Wendy Forster have already signed.
Already sign the 5th petition. Thank you, Michela.
ALL SIGNED. THANKS.
Signed the last two. Thanks!
Signed the latest.
Signed again with different e-mail thanks Michela!
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Just signed the new petition,
making a total of five that I now signed.
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.
firmado Michela, gracias! :-)
Noted & Signed
Tigers facing Extinction.
Thank you Bella,
Already signed 6 petitions and signed the 7th. Thank you, Michela.
ALL 3 SINED. FREE TONY THE TRUCK STOP TIGER. SOON, DECEMBER HE FINALLY WILL BE XD
firmada la septima de los tigres, gracias, alicia
All signed thanks Michela!
All have been signed,Thank you Michela
Noted & Signed mon amie
mercie, It's so cool that you
All petitions signed & posted to FB.
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I´ve just signed the two latest. Thanks Michela.
Signed them all, thanks Michala.
I've just signed the latest two, making a total of 7 signed.
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SIGNED AND SHARED!
Signed all above petitions and others I found along the way.
9/18: all signed. Last petition from forcechange signed tonite.
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 all three - thanks Michela
TY MIchela, signed all 3 few days ago, and just shared the video.God bless
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signed them all and shared the last one on facebook
Signed..You work hard and we sure appreciate all you do, thank you Michela!
IF YOU DON'T RECEIVE a GREEN STAR it's because: every time I TRY to SEND it.... BUT I've already done so the last week......
Done...................and I will do it again!
Congratulations. You have successfully signed the petition:
Illegal Tiger Trade Must End
You are signer #647 [gracias Michela
signed Michela, gracias
Gladly Signed ALL 3 Petitions and NOTED. Bravo ....... Michela
All done. Thank you dear Michela.
additional action taken, some were signed last five just done now, shared. Kisses to you Michela. Gracie
Signed 7 petitions. These include the 9 listed above with exceptions:
No. 6. I am not sure if it was successful. Since the petition form reappeared after I clicked "sign petition".
No. 8. This appears to be a pledge to donate and not a petition. I refuse to split my donations into smaller and smaller fragments by continually donating to new organizations.
Signed all the ones that I hadn't already signed.
Simon, the sign up to Tiger Time (No 8) is to be added to their e-mail/supporter list, you don't have to donate (at least I was able to sign up a couple of months ago without donating - please excuse me if it's changed since then and you do have to donate now).
done, shared, gracias Michela
Hello Michela,signed all petitions.I hope we can end this tiger trade.
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.
I keep checking but I'm pretty sure all have been signed. SOmetimes I double check.
In response to the comment by Caroline B.: I have now signed up to Tiger Time (No 8).
I was not trying to say that it was necessary to donate in order to sign up but I was under the impression that that was the purpose of signing up. However, the situation with activism is not much better than that with donating: if I promise to get more more active with too many organizations, I end up not doing anything properly. For example, Care2 has turned into an end in itself and I am neglecting other forms of activism, such as going to protests and writing my own letters.
I am finally up to date
Allready signed.Thanks for sharing!
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.
Keep those tiger pics coming.
just signed the greenpeace pet.
Just looking at the young tiger, brings tears to my eyes.
WE MUST DO ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING TO SAVE THESE MAGNIFICENT CREATURES.
IT'S THE REASON ,I AM HERE...
SAVE THE TIGERS,THEY WON'T MAKE IT WITHOUT OUR HELP..
PLEASE DON'T LET THE ONLY TIGERS LEFT IN THE WORLD, BE ONLY IN ZOOS.
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All the new ones signed, wow what gorgeous pictures you have posted..thank you Michela!
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New petitions signed. Thank you Michela.
signed all three! the middle one has surpassed it's goal of signatures~ yay!
I click, note, sign, write -- anything and everything I can possibly do to help the magnificent tigers....
All signed! Thanks Michela
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.
Congratulations. You have successfully signed the petition: Illegal Tiger Trade Must End You are signer #717
Thank You! Your click helped feed a big cat!
Happily signed all 3 petitions:-) anything to help these beautiful tigers. They are magnificent creature!
Thanks for all the petitions links! Signed and shared!*flower*
Signed. Thank you Michela! I hope this baby Tigers will be saved..
signed them all :)
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 ;)
Noted and signed! Thank you! :)
It seems I already signed but thank you!
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All three signed.
I already signed, Michelle. Thank you.
This is extremely important: The tiger is a critically endangered species, thus it is intolerable that he continues being poached! No hunting for his skin or other body parts, whether for 'vogue' or Chinese 'medicine' (UGH!)! The strictest of penalties for that!
The conservation of this big cat and his habitat must be taken seriously at last! Tigers get even killed in reserves or zoos! If I may cite from the NG article (A Cry for the Tiger by Caroline Alexander)... In the former case, the problem is that 'tigers can range over a hundred miles' but 'many reserves exist as islands of fragile habitat in a vast sea of humanity'; meaning that the tiger often crosses the boundaries of a preserve, finding him/herself on an unprotected territory and running a risk of getting killed. If guards are lenient and inattentive, which sometimes happens, tigers die even within reserves before the eyes of those who are supposed to protect them! In the latter case, there is a picture with a legend that says, 'A zoo cage is no haven for a creature whose body parts are prized in the illegal trade,' mentioning a story of Sheila the tigress that used to be kept at the zoo in Jambi, Indonesia, but 'poachers had slaughtered the tiger during the night'! Unbelievable!
This also leads me to the point that big cats such as the tiger should not be held captive. There should be emphasis placed on the protection of this species in the wild.
Only if we do something about it can we save the tiger. His future lies in our hands.
Two petitions already signed plus the last one which I did just now. Thanks
I signed already. I recognize that awful picture.
thanks for the fantastic pictures.
my tiger picture library thanks you.
YOU'RE THE BEST.
PEACE AND LOVE
all signed! xxxxxx
signed them all, thanks
Signed for these magnificent animals:)
all done, TU...great pics
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.
All petitions, on Tigers, have been signed!
Going to sign any petitions, that I didn't see. Keep up the hard work, Michela, and we will too!
Signed all petitions, thanks
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.
rightio, signed alll and now up to date :)
ALL 14 SIGNED AND SENT!
I just signed for my husband and his signature was #764 on Go Petitition's Illegal Tiger Trade Must End.
Now I've got to search through here and find the ones I haven't signed yet.
all siged/up to day, many thanks
signed today... thank you and thank you for all the information and beautiful pictures as well...
200 years ago:
- numbered in the hundreds of thousands;
- Habitat: virtually the entire Continent, from Siberia to Turkey, and Afghanistan to Bali, in an ocean of Forest.
- 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.
All noted and signed. Thank you Michela.
With only 300 Sumatran Tigers left in the wild, the two month-old triplet cubs are a special addition to Sydney's Taronga Zoo.
Three Sumatran tiger cubs earned their stripes today when they made their long-awaited public debut at Sydney's Taronga Zoo.
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!)
All signed. Big hugs Michela.
All signed..Thanks you Michela..
Thanks for posting.
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.
All signed. Thanks for articles also and great pics Michela.
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.
Video: Tigers go crazy for recycled Christmas trees
London Zoo has come up with a novel way of recycling its Christmas trees: making them into toys for Tigers. The trees have proved the perfect "enrichment" toys for the zoo's pair of Sumatran Tigers, Lumpur and Reika. Different scents are used as part of the animals' regular play time, to stimulate their natural curiosity - so the fragrant firs were a real treat for the pair.
Big cat keeper said: "Lumpur, our male Sumatran Tiger, is known to be playful and will immediately investigate something new in his environment. The size, shape and smells on the tree attract him, as it is his natural instinct to follow his nose. Lumpur in particular cannot leave the Christmas tree alone!"
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.
Noted and signed :-0
Gladly Signed all petitions I think I haave caught up. Thank you Michela
Care2 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, it is just a step away from being extinct in the wild.
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,
Tesso Nilo, Riau, Sumatra, Indonesia
Deforestation for Palm Oil
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.
The World population of Big Cats has been devastated -Conservation Scientists say, they could face EXTINCTION!!!!
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…
Nov. 25, 2011 Earlier this week, more than 20 participants from diverse areas – including advertising, public health, and wildlife trade – met at a workshop in Hong Kong to discuss strategies for reducing the demand for products made from Endangered Species.
The conservation community mourns this week as the EXTINCTION of the Javan Rhino subspecies (Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus) was confirmed!!!!!!!!!!!
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
I have signed petitions, clicked on the
big bone, received a green star and truly love the pics :-) Michela!!!!!
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
Found the rest of the petitions in this topic now and signed them as well as clicked on "feed a big cat" - you do such a nice work with this Michela!
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.
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 on Jan. 9 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 coming into conflict with people as their natural Habitat is rapidly deforested.
Earlier this month, Thai customs officials seized 4 boxes of smuggled Tiger skins and bones worth $60,000 believed to be en route from Indonesia to China.
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. Thanks Michela.
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.
all 18 signed, sealed delivered!
all 19 signed BUT where is #11 through #14?
Signed I love all animals but I prefer tigers !
thanks,michela and cher
FOR THE TIGERS.
AND THE EARTH.
signed and noted!!
Thai navy officers and forestry officials display dead Tigers and Leopards seized after a raid on an illegal wildlife trade on the bank of Mekong river in That Phanom district of Nakhon Phanom province northeastern Thailand
Estimates are that the Global Trade in Endangered Species and Wildlife is worth about $ 10 billion a year, according to the website of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species and Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). That makes it one of the most lucrative criminal enterprises, along with drug, weapons & people trafficking.
The penalties, however, pale in comparison to those handed out to drug traffickers. “An ounce of Rhinoceros horn sells for one-and-a-half times the price of an ounce of gold, which is at record highs’’ “If the penalties for trafficking an ounce of Rhino horn were the same as for an ounce of cocaine, it might make a difference, but the profits are still so huge that it will attract criminal networks.’’
Thai police say that the Tiger and other animal parts were destined for China, the largest consumer of Endangered Species.
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!
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: 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.
Noted with hope. Thank you for posting Michela!
I just signed the petition to the Indonesian Minister of Forestry. Thanks!
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.
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.
"The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be determined by the ways it treats it's animals."
Singed many. Some were already closed. Thanks for "collecting" the petitions.
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!!
Sumatra Rainforest: SumatranTiger the smallest Tiger species, lives only here & Asian Elephant critically endangered: Habitat loss due to Palm Oil plantations. Only 300 SumatranTigers left!! In 25yrs: Tigers&Elephants declined by75%
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.
Signed all I could sign. Having trouble in signing petitions from forchange now. Still can't figure out the reason. I never had this problem before. Thank you. I'll try later.
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.
Noted and signed Michela :-0 :-0
#18 and #19 signed today.
Signed for Tigers.
Beautiful picture of those baby tigers. Signed #18 and #19..thanks Michela!
signed mia bella amica!
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.
all 20 signed plus the 14.
This post was modified from its original form on 15 Mar, 5:46
Sorry. Editing problem. I should have posted a new petition.
I signed them all and thank you for caring
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??
All signed. But I had already signed the first one:"Antonio, You signed on November 15, 2011".
Signed for tigers.
up to date on all the petitions, thank you..and for the great pictures (especially love the one with the orangutan and the tiger cub
All signed, thank you very much!
Petitions #20-22 signed. Thanks Michela
Hi Michela busy updating and noting Chers articles :-0 Lots of Huggggs :-)
Signed as many as I could find.
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
all 21 signed
all 21 petitions signed
from the first 14 petitions I found only some wich I signed
Fed a big cat and posted it on Facebook.
signed all except five already signed
Signed all I was able to
Signed the Tiger Time petition
Signed Simone's petition
Thanx for all those adorable Tiger pix
I´ve signed all up to #17. I´ll come back later to sign the rest.
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.
Yay. All done
"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.
The third petition has been around since 2008 at least that is what it says. Why is it still around if this is true?? The second petition is now closed. Signed both of the open ones
Signed them all
Thank You Michela. roared all around. :)
All open petitions signed to date.
Up to date with all Tiger petitions now