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Investigation: China Covertly Condones Trade in Tiger Skins and Bones
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, tigers, China )

CherAway
- 913 days ago - blogs.smithsonianmag.com
Trade in big cats like tigers may be illegal around the world, but that doesn't stop the animals and their parts from winding up on the wildlife black market. Just 3,500 or so wild tigers live today, but since 2000 the carcasses and skins
China Flouting UN Tiger Accord
Offbeat  (tags: environment, protection, wildlife, tigers, China )

CherAway
- 914 days ago - thejakartaglobe.com
China is allowing the sale of captive-bred tiger skins and body parts despite signing up to a UN agreement which calls for such trade to be banned, a London-based environmental lobby group claimed on Tuesday.
Toxic Threads: Greenpeace Puts Fashion Pollution on Parade - in Pictures
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JL
- 994 days ago - guardian.co.uk
A new investigation by Greenpeace International has found a wide range of hazardous substances in the effluent of communal wastewater treatment plants in the Binhai and Linjiang industrial zones of Zhejiang province, China, as well as in a nearby river
Russia, China Count Leopards
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, environment, protection, leopards, count, Russia, China )

CherAway
- 996 days ago - english.ruvr.ru
Russia and China are counting Far Eastern leopards. Thanks to Russia's efforts, the Far Eastern leopard population which was steadily declining in the past years. Now, leopard numbers have increased to more than 40. The leopard count is designed to
Siberian Tiger Population Soars in Northeast China
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, tigers, births, China, wildlife )

CherAway
- 1010 days ago - bjreview.com.cn
There was good news for one of the world's rarest species on Monday, when it was revealed that 91 Siberian tiger cubs have been born this year in an artificial breeding park in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.
China Province Conducts Survey of Siberian Tigers
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers, survey, China )

CherAway
- 1020 days ago - china.org.cn
Authorities in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province are conducting a survey to find the exact number of endangered Siberian tigers as their numbers may have increased.
Tibet's Golden "Worm"
Offbeat  (tags: Tibet, herbal medicine, China, odd )

David
- 1125 days ago - ngm.nationalgeographic.com
An interesting odd story that I found fascinating. Tibetan Gold: A medicinal fungus highly prized in China is fueling a boom on the Tibetan Plateau
China Sees Red as Ferrari Damages Ancient Wall
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, China, ancient wall, Ferrari, performance, unusual )

Rosemary
- 1206 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Chinese citizens are up in arms after a Ferrari sports car left tyre tracks atop Nanjing's ancient city wall, possibly permanently damaging the protected landmark. China's outspoken netizens heaped criticism on the Italian automaker after a domestic ..
Over 500 Caged Dogs Rescued By Animal Lovers In China
Offbeat  (tags: animals, dogs, cats, China, rescued, saved, good news, happy news, animals, protection, pets, humans )

Lindsey
- 1219 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
More than 500 dogs destined for the slaughterhouse -- and the dinner plate -- were saved when the truck that was transporting them was intercepted by about 200 animal lovers in China last week, China Daily reports.
FDA Warns Pets Being Poisoned By Treats: Manufacturers Refusing Recall (Cases)
Offbeat  (tags: animals, dogs, dog treats, FDA, China, poison, off-beat, pets )

R.
- 1247 days ago - news.petpardons.com
Animal owners are once again at the mercy of pet food companies, as their pets are being poisoned by the very people that they trust to keep them healthy. Once again, claim pet owners, their beloved and innocent family members are dying from eating food
Lioness Gives Birth To Tigon Cubs In China (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: tigon, tiger, lion, babies, cubs, China, rare, unique, animals, bizarre, odd, off-beat, interesting, news, pictures, unusual )

Lindsey
- 1274 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
In case you didn't know, tigons are when a lioness and a male tiger mate. Ligers come from male lions and female tigers. Check out these cute tigons born in China. I do wish they had better enclosures...
More Than 1,100 Dogs Rescued In China From Dinner Table
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, China, animals, rescue, good news, happy news, animals, bizarre, ethics, humans, interesting, odd, off-beat, pets, photos, pictures, unusual, protection )

Lindsey
- 1315 days ago - behindthewall.msnbc.msn.com
BEIJING - Call it a Chinese New Year miracle. Earlier this week more than 1,100 dogs destined for the slaughterhouse in Chongqing were saved from an ignoble ending by a pet-loving Good Samaritan.
Fossils of World's Oldest Tiger Found in China .
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers, fossils, discovery, China )

CherAway
- 1355 days ago - dailypioneer.com
Scientists have discovered what they believe is the oldest ever extinct species of tiger which lived in what is now northwestern China more than two million years ago.
China's Gay Penguins Are Given Baby Chick To Raise
Offbeat  (tags: penguins, gay, baby, chick, china, animals, bizarre, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, photos, protection, unusual, wildlife )

Lindsey
- 1360 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Just weeks after the planned separation of two Toronto-based "gay" penguins for mating purposes sparked a global outcry, another same-sex avian couple is in the news -- ironically for chick-rearing reasons once again.
Photo Of Bag-Carrying U.S. Ambassador Charms China
Offbeat  (tags: China, U.S., ambassador, photo, backpack, frugality, charmed, Gary Locke, Chinese-American, good impression )

Naoko
- 1472 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
A photo of the new U.S. ambassador to China carrying his own backpack and ordering his own coffee at an airport has charmed Chinese citizens not used to such frugality from their officials.

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