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19 Siberian Tigers Poached 2012-2013

The World Wildlife Fund said recently that at least 19 Siberian (Amur) tigers were killed by poachers in Russia since 2012. Body parts and  skeletons of 19 dead tigers were discovered during seven criminal investigations by Russian authorities. There are only several hundred Amur tigers remaining in the wild, and most live in Russia’s Far […]

August 2nd

Creative Experts Meet to Devise Plans for Stopping Illegal Trade in Tigers, Rhinos & Other Endangered Species

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 seemingly inescapable appetite for endangered species is driven by the economic boom in countries such […]

November 25th

National Endangered Species Day is May 20 {VIDEO}

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joins numerous conservation organizations to observe Endangered Species Day on May 20, 2011. The purpose of the special day is to “recognize conservation efforts underway across the nation aimed at helping America’s imperiled species.”

Wildlife conservation and restoration projects are happening all over this land, some maybe in your own neck of the woods/neighborhood.

Baby Orangutans and Tigers are Best Friends {VIDEO & PICTURES}

I’ve written about odd animal friendships a few times in the past. The bottom line seems to be that when animals grow up together, start spending time together at a very young age, they become friends, no matter what species they are. We’ve seen this with a Lion, a Tiger, and a Bear (which are fully grown now), we’ve seen it with a crow and a cat, and we’ve seen it with numerous other animals.

May 18th

Tiger Cubs Caught on Camera by WWF (in Threatened Forest)

These are the cutest little guys (or girls). Have to love that WWF could set up a hidden camera there and get these candid, in-the-wild videos of these Sumatran tiger cubs. Of course, the reason it has to do so is not so uplifting. As is mentioned towards the end of the video, “This forest is under imminent threat of being cleared by the pulp and paper industry, despite being designated a ‘global priority Tiger Conservation Landscape’.”

May 12th