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Amur Tiger Heading For Extinction

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, tigers, endangered, extinction )

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Russia's small population of highly-endangered Amur tigers has almost halved in the last seven years despite attempts to protect them, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said on Thursday, ahead of Sunday's Tiger Day.

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Nyack Clancy (540)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 6:28 am

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Thursday September 27, 2012, 10:23 am
Nothing is safe...noted

. (0)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 2:23 pm
I guess Putin's little "summit" last year meant little, even to him.

Monica D. (580)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 4:05 pm
I think that the current economic system underlies the pressure on wilderness and wildlife, driving them towards extinction. We need an environmentally sustainable economic system. I like the ideas of CASSE at to achieve this.

LMj Recovering Sunshine (144)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 4:31 pm

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Thursday September 27, 2012, 5:45 pm

Judith C. (159)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 6:13 pm

Leslene Dunn (79)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 11:38 pm
Noted - I pray every day that God would make the wicked rubbish humans that so cruelly abuse animals extinct. What a wonderful place this world would then be for those kind, loving humans and all our precious animals.

Danuta Watola (1257)
Friday September 28, 2012, 1:34 am

veronique L. (209)
Friday September 28, 2012, 1:52 am
Very sadly noted...

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Friday September 28, 2012, 2:38 am
"Just 80 of the big cats remain in the wild in the Amur Region in Russia's Far East, according to monitoring in 16 zones there, down from 120 in the period 2004-5.
Habitat shrinkage and a declining food base continue, despite measures to protect the animals put in place after the 2010 Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg, IFAW says. "Every year there are more orphan tigers, which is a sign of a falling population and the rate of fall in the population today represents a threat to their existence."
"The system of protection for them is complex and incoherent, with different agencies having overlapping responsibilities, all on insufficient money, and the result of all this is that there is almost no-one out working in the taiga. There is an anti-poaching program and also a return to the wild scheme for young tigers found there - programs funded by IFAW for many years - but the population is still falling," IFAW Russia director Maria Vorontsova said."

Carol H. (229)
Friday September 28, 2012, 4:53 am
sadly noted, thanks Cher

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Friday September 28, 2012, 5:05 am

Donna B. (36)
Friday September 28, 2012, 5:25 am
Very sadly noted. They are such beautiful creatures and need to be protected. Thx Cher.

MmAWAY M. (483)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 4:48 am
Another one going to be lost...To bad it isn't Man that is going down the drain. Why do all of our animals and environment have to suffer all the time????
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