Help the last 450 Amur tigers in the wild...

Sep 25, 2012

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Help the last 450 Amur tigers in the wild...

It is Russia’s Tiger Day on Sunday 30th September – an annual event for our tiger project in Vladivostok. We are celebrating with our ownfamily fun day but you can download our fundraising pack and hold your own event whether it is from a fun run to a tea party! Join us in a week-long celebration of the Amur tiger and the rangers who protect them in the Russian Far East. Few in numbers, these dedicated heroes patrol an area half the size of Britain to protect the 450 Amur tigers that are left in the wild - and with great success. But poaching is an ever present threat and the rangers must work in increasingly hostile conditions. We want to make sure that they can continue this essential work – but we need your help.

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Thai authorities fight against the illegal tiger trade

Sep 12, 2012

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Thai authorities are taking serious action against the illegal tiger trade by carrying out a series of raids and checks. On Monday 10th September, authorities confiscated a tiger from a private apartment on the outskirts of Bangkok.

In another raid, two adult tigers and two tiger cubs were confiscated from a private apartment. The Thai Nature Crime Police who conducted the search found that the owners were involved in the illegal wildlife trade and the tigers were sent to a care centre run by the government.

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Cruelty in Thai Tiger Temple

Sep 11, 2012

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This shocking scene is from a Theravada Buddhist Tiger Temple in Thailand. The temple is supposedly a wildlife sanctuary but as can be seen from this video – this is far from the truth. 

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Younger generation driving illegal trade

Sep 10, 2012

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Younger generation driving illegal trade

A new survey of the illegal trade in wildlife across Asia has contradicted some commonly held beliefs. The survey was conducted by a consortium of wildlife and conservation NGO’s and media companies in preparation for a marketing campaign to reduce the trade. It discovered that the younger generation is driving the increasing illegal trade. 

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Four live tiger cubs seized in Vietnam

Sep 6, 2012

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 In Vietnam on Tuesday 4thSeptember, police seized four live cubs from a car in the Ha Tinh province. The cubs were discovered with 118 live pangolins.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of illegally importing the animals from Laos to sell to traders. The cubs were found cramped in a small cage, but have now been handed over to forest rangers who will look into releasing them back into the wild.

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