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WWF Study: China Still Has Plenty of Room for Wild Tigers.

Environment  (tags: studies, environment, destruction, habitat, room, amur tigers, wildife )

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Despite the destruction and degradation of forests in northeast China is progressing steadily, there's still a spacious woodlands. According to a new study that could by WWF in conjunction with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the University


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Simone Duffin (1462)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 4:29 am

The Return of the Tiger
WWF study: China still has plenty of room for wild tigers.
Berlin (WWF) 10.03.2010: Despite the destruction and degradation of forests in northeast China is progressing steadily, there's still a spacious woodlands. According to a new study that could by WWF in conjunction with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the University in Changchun, northeastern China has been created, including about 38,500 kilometers ², a new habitat for the endangered Amur tiger. "The potential tiger habitat is greater than the whole of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Here, about 80 tigers could find enough food and habitat," says Frank Morschel, WWF expert on the Amur region. Existing protected areas in northeastern China were far too small to permanently secure the Chinese population of Siberian tigers to. Today, live by WWF in the ecosystem Changbaishan information that extends through the Chinese provinces of Jilin and Heilongjiang, bordering North Korea and Russia, more than 18 to 24 of the rare big cats.

In the past, the Amur tiger, also known as Siberian Tiger known, widely distributed in northeastern China - the historical sources are based on approximately 4,000 individuals. Poaching and habitat destruction have driven him into this region to the brink of extinction. That said, the tigers in northeastern China stocks recover. Up to the forties of the 20th Century had declined and the number of Siberian tigers in neighboring Russia to a few dozen animals. However, there are now living back up to 500 copies.

"Animals do not respect national state boundaries. A stable population in China would also help the Russian tigers," says Frank Mörschel. For the Amur tiger, there is a habitat, which takes place over the states of North Korea, Russia and China. Tigers are regularly observed as they cross the Russian-Chinese border in both directions. A resettlement larger tiger populations in northeastern China was in principle only possible in conjunction with strict safeguards, and a long-term habitat protection.

Background: Year of the Tiger
Since 14 February 2010 we are following the Chinese calendar in the "Year of the Tiger". According to WWF estimates there are only about 3,200 tigers in the wild. The WWF is dedicated to the charismatic big cat 2010, and thus a global protection campaign. The goal is to double the number of stocks in the major distribution regions until the next "Year of the Tiger" 2022.

Ingrid Offline A (209)
Wednesday March 10, 2010, 5:35 am
Thank you Simone!

Little A (33)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 1:00 pm
Thanks for the translation, my German is a bit rusty....

Abo r (107)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 1:27 pm
Noted thanks

Yulan Lawson (156)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 1:35 pm
Noted, let's make sure it gets saved.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 1:55 pm
Thanks Simone, noted.

Josh Townsend (34)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 2:32 pm
Haha, awesome Simone!

Maria Luisa O. (1)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 4:37 pm
obrigada Simone foi muito bom pra mim saber tudo isso

Sonny Honrado (5)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 4:38 pm
Tigers are such magnificent predators. We should save them.

Eternal G (734)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 4:58 pm
Makes me think of a Nina Hagen song; Tiere sind nicht so gemein wie du.
Thanks Simone.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 6:29 pm
I love the tigers. They are one of the more beautiful animals of nature.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 7:10 pm
Noted , thanks !!

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 8:31 pm
Noted, thanks.

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Thursday March 11, 2010, 8:41 pm
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Beth P (32)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 9:38 pm
There probably is plenty of room for Tigers to live there. But how long would they live with all the poaching and human expansion?

Linda M (0)
Thursday March 11, 2010, 11:10 pm

Miriam Lesvy Coello Franco (0)
Friday March 12, 2010, 12:02 am

Ana F (128)
Friday March 12, 2010, 3:18 am

Marianne P (18)
Friday March 12, 2010, 5:39 am
Thank Simone! Noted.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 12, 2010, 7:25 am
Thankyou Simone.noted

Claire N (20)
Friday March 12, 2010, 9:25 am
This needs to be headline news to make everyone aware, we need to do more to help these fantastic cats

Dianne D (490)
Saturday March 13, 2010, 8:49 pm
"If all the beasts were gone, man would die from loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beast, happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons of earth." Chief Seattle

Every life has a purpose. All animals are individuals and they have feelings and thoughts and they suffer the pain and the joy that we do. They are entitled and they deserve an opportunity to live.

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi


paul l (2)
Monday March 15, 2010, 10:42 pm
I am only reading this article about the Siberian tigers now (16 march).
I am pretty sure that most people know about the vastness of China so there must perforce be huge tracts of forest with plenty of food for the tigers!
Unfortunately yesterday (15 march) I read about the death of 11 Siberian tigers and other animals because of starvation!
They were fed nothing but chicken bones as the zoo ran into financial difficulties.
A zoo manager claimed that they died of unspecified sicknesses.
There is a strong suspicion though that zoos and wildlife parks are deliberately breeding more animals than they can afford, hoping to sell off the carcasses on the black market where tiger parts fetch a high price for use in traditional medicine and liquor. The list of animals that died included a red-crowned crane, four stump-tailed macaques, a rhesus monkey and a brown bear.
These animals are supposed to be under State "protection".
The article ended by saying that the Shenyang zoo was struggling financially, even withholding pay from staff, employees have said.

Janice Lawrence (43)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 7:06 pm
Thanks for the translation. Everyone's right---as large as China is, there's plenty of room for the tigers.

Virginie Duris (20)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 2:22 pm
La Chine un pays tellement vaste qu'il y a certainement beaucoup de place pour le tigre de Sibérie.
Malheureusement, reste la multiplication humaine qui, par conséquent, est obligée d'empiéter sur des territoires de plus en plus grands!!!!! Il y a donc concurrence!
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