Friday, 21 September 2012

Another ‘Tiger Task Force’ launched

‘We know how to stop tiger poaching'
September 2012. The strategic formation of Panthera's new Tigers Forever ‘Task Force' composed of some of the world's most preeminent, international tiger scientists, has instilled new hope for this endangered big cat. Coupled with the Panthera-Save the Tiger Fund (STF) strategy for saving tigers (Tigers Forever), this growing team of specialists comprises leading experts in technology, law enforcement, human-tiger conflict mitigation, biological monitoring, environmental policy, and tiger ecology, who have been assembled to aim a blow torch on the tigers greatest threats. 

Tigers on the brink
Never has this team been needed more so than now. Numbering in the tens of thousands at the beginning of the 20th century, current estimates place the world's wild tiger population as hovering below 3,200 individuals. Inhabiting less than 7% of its historic range, the tiger has experienced the greatest range collapse of any large cat and is now one of the most endangered large mammals on the planet.

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