Melani is rescued from Surabaya!

Jul 18, 2013

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In April we told you about Melani, a Sumatran tiger that was living in dire conditions in Surabaya Zoo, Indonesia. The response to her story was overwhelming with many petitions set up and news outlets sharing her images around the world.
We are happy to let you know that she has now been rehomed to Taman Safari in Jakarta!

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India’s deadliest poacher set to walk free

Jul 17, 2013

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Sansar Chand, the man said to be responsible for devastating tiger numbers in Sariska wildlife sanctuary is set to walk free from jail. A Delhi court refused to use an anti-organized crime law against Chand and so the 55 year old man who has been in jail since 2005, could be out as early as this weekend.

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Tiger hunting hits South Africa

Jul 12, 2013

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CITES have reported that from 2007-2011, South Africa exported (or re-exported) 19 tiger ‘trophies’, 7 tiger skins, 2 tiger bodies and 151 live tigers.

In the last decade the tiger, a native of Asia, has been introduced to Africa for controversial breeding programmes, some of which aim to re-introduce the species back into the wild in Asia. It is also rumoured that trophy hunting farms in Africa are now breeding non-native animals such as the tiger which are then placed into a restricted enclosure and “hunted for pleasure”. This canned hunting industry is shocking and sadly legal.

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Tiger skeletons seized at Prague airport

Jul 12, 2013

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Custom authorities at Prague airport have seized two tiger skeletons, believed to be destined for the black market in the Far East. The skeletons were almost fully complete and had a combined weight of 12 kilograms.

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More than 150 accused of online wildlife trafficking

Jul 12, 2013

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More than 150 people face charges after authorities disrupted online wildlife trafficking operations involving tiger and leopard pelts, elephant ivory and live birds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the arrests on Thursday after an undercover operation that included officers from 16 states, three federal agencies and three Asian countries.

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Bid for your own Bollywood master class!

Jul 11, 2013

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Bid for your very own Bollywood master class with TigerTime supporter Karan Pangali of KSPARK entertainments and help raise money to save endangered wildlife for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.

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Flood awareness campaign helps Assam's wildlife

Jul 11, 2013

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TigerTime supported NGO, Aaranyak and the Numaligarh Refinary Limited in association with the Kaziranga National Park authority has carried out a series of pre-flood awareness camps to minimize the death of wild animals during the flood and sought support of the communities to ensure the safe return  of the flood-displaced animals to the park.

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Flood water rises in Kaziranga

Jul 3, 2013

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TigerTime funds vital protection of tigers in Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India. This year the normal monsoon season has seen increased flooding.

According to the Times of India the flood situation in Assam worsened on Sunday with 43 more villages in three districts getting submerged and water rising in Kaziranga National Park where an antelope was killed. About 65,000 people from 170 villages in seven districts have been affected. While two animals were killed crossing the highway to find higher ground there is no report of any human casualty.

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