Category Archives: Asia

China Admits To Tiger Farming

Denies Trade In Tiger Bones China has for the first time admitted in public that it permits trade in skins from captive tigers, according to participants and officials at a meeting of an international convention to protect endangered species. They … Continue reading

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Elephant Herd Finds Safe Haven In China

Habitat Loss Threatens All Elephants At a time when tens of thousands of elephants across Africa are being slaughtered to feed the Chinese appetite for ivory, it turns out the best place to be a wild elephant may be here … Continue reading

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Palm Oil Company Fined $30 Million For Torching Jungle

Biodiversity Vanishing With Deforestation Editor’s Note: Although this judgement is a move in the right direction, orangutans, tigers and elephants on Sumatra are under siege. There might be 400 tigers left, but it could be as low as 100. There … Continue reading

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India Losing Tigers and Habitat

Tiger Survival Depends On India There are fewer than 2,500 tigers left in the wild of Asia and most of them are in India. Unfortunately, the country lost 63 of them to poachers and natural causes in 2013. In 2012, … Continue reading

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Schoolchildren Rally To Save Tigers

India The Best Hope For Tiger Conservation Local school children in Chandrapur will rise as ‘Kids for Tigers’ today calling for protection of tigers and tiger habitat. A team of conservationists from across the country will begin a 1,200km-long ‘Tiger … Continue reading

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Can Tourism Save India’s Tigers

Tiger Habitat Under Siege As India’s tiger population dwindles more each year due to poaching and habitat loss, tiger tourism is picking up. With a single safari in Tadoba now costing a minimum Rs 4,100 on weekdays and Rs 4,600 … Continue reading

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Can Malaysia Save Its Tigers

Tiger Habitat Under Attack In Malaysia A major premise of biology, as any high-schooler can tell you, is the study of the connections between organisms. Perhaps nowhere is there a better example of this than in Malaysia, where the population … Continue reading

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A Sanctuary For Mistreated Elephants

Wounded Elephants Find Peace There are two dozen of us bathing elephants in the silty river. Some young Canadian women, on break from nursing school, take turns photographing each other wading into the current with the five chang, the Thai … Continue reading

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India Might Tap Phones, Records To Stop Wildlife Poachers

Wildlife Authorities Turn To More Technolgy It’s not just animals that foresters want to track. With poachers using high-tech equipment to track and kill endangered elephants, rhinos and tigers, the Madhya Pradesh forest department also wants to go high-tech to … Continue reading

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Elephant Tusks Burned In Philippines

Protest Against Ivory Trade The Philippines government will crush and burn some US $10 million worth of seized elephant tusks to show the country’s support for the global campaign to end the illegal trade of wildlife species. The five tons … Continue reading

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