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Taking on the Tiger Poachers: How the WWF Is Helping Nepalese Women to Give the Big Cats Their Future Back

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers )

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'Conservation is not just a man's thing. Women should have an equal role to play,' says Maya Yogi, who works with the Nepali government to encourage more women to get involved with tiger protection.

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Kit B (276)
Monday July 29, 2013, 8:27 am

I find it interesting that when women are empowered, they in turn empower animals. In Africa this has been seen with the Chimps, Great Gorillas and elephants, women given a tiny loan for a business, work hard, repay the loans and then work to rehab the natural areas to allow for places of habitation to be reclaimed. We have seen many different ways that women in India are leading in both ridding the country of GMO's and trying to protect the tiger population. I'm not surprised to see the women of Nepal want to protect the natural heritage of their country. Keep going Maya .

Aileen P (40)
Monday July 29, 2013, 10:17 am
Thank you for sharing.

Malgorzata Zmuda (198)
Monday July 29, 2013, 10:23 am
dzięki, piękne zdjęcia

Past Member (0)
Monday July 29, 2013, 11:35 am
go women! we all must revere living beings and all that lives, which is everything.

Kerrie G (116)
Monday July 29, 2013, 11:49 am
Noted, thanks.

. (0)
Monday July 29, 2013, 12:06 pm
First, I was a little distressed as the previous article had a rise in Nepal's Tigers to 200. This article, places them at about 120...
What Kit said was very true. May this women be the Jane Goodall of the tiger world.

Birgit W (160)
Monday July 29, 2013, 1:26 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday July 29, 2013, 1:36 pm
I caught that too, Allan. Poking around with some quick research I think the 200 figure is closer to accurate.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 29, 2013, 2:36 pm
Thats great We need every person man or woman to save these animals

Debra Tate (17)
Monday July 29, 2013, 6:59 pm
Noted. They are doing great work!

Barbara V (51)
Monday July 29, 2013, 8:23 pm
I wish I could go after poachers--ALL poachers because I would with pleasure. They are the scum of the earth and I don't mind describing them in that way.,.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 29, 2013, 10:29 pm
Thanks Cher!

Past Member (0)
Monday July 29, 2013, 11:29 pm
"I find it interesting that when women are empowered, they in turn empower animals."

Well said Kit.

Ben O (171)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 4:40 am
Right, whatever it takes to save the tigers!

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 6:13 am
Thank you Maya Yogi for all that your doing to help save the Tigers.

. (0)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 6:32 am
I wish I could get after the poachers, too. If I got after them, I'd probably beat them to within an inch of their lives and make them nurse tigers themselves.

Winn A (179)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 6:41 am
Women always come up with the best solutions.

Suzanne L (99)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 9:22 am
A very impressive program. Go Maya and friends. The tigers need every bit of help they can get.

Sara P (55)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 10:28 am
Conforting news, thanks Cher.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 12:58 pm
noted great !!!!

S J (130)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 2:48 pm
go ahead women!!!

Noted, thanks Cher.

Sheila D (194)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 11:09 pm
Currently I can't give Kit a star...agree about empowerment of women. So glad the WWF got smart. Noted with thanks.

Gina Caracci (219)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 7:42 pm
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