Cameras help jail poachers

Nov 15, 2012

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TigerTime and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) fund camera trapping in Kaziranga, India. Camera trapping is an innovative way of tracking tigers in the wild without causing any disturbance. The cameras monitor the tigers by taking photos of any movement and recording it on internal memory. Not only does this mean conservationists get an understanding of the tigers living in the area, their movements and health – but it also gives them a good idea of the local tiger population. Each tiger has a unique stripe pattern which makes it easy for forest rangers to identify them and track them throughout their life.

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Russia issues rare punishment for tiger poaching

Nov 14, 2012

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Russia issues rare punishment for tiger poachingA poacher that killed a tiger was sentenced to 18 months community service and fined $18,500 in the Russian Far East. This is a rare case where Russia have punished someone for killing a tiger. The poacher, Alexander Belyayev was found guilty of killing one of the remaining 450 Amur tigers left in the wild. 

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