September 21st, 2010
Siberian tiger in the wild. (Photo: Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society)
Their numbers are dropping and their habitat is shrinking. Now, new research co-authored by a group of the world’s foremost wildlife organizations and experts presents stark information about the few remaining tigers surviving in the wild. There are fewer than 3,200 tigers roaming free on the planet. Of those, only about 1,000 are breeding females.
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December 3rd, 2009
By Ashley Phillips
Green Right Now
In the first half of the century, the number of Amur Tigers, or Siberian tigers as they are more commonly known, was declining at a scary pace. There were an estimated 30 Siberian tigers in the world. In fact, they became so sparse that the Russian government took responsibility for the preservation of the species. They not only listed them as an endangered species, but also become the first country to ban tiger hunting. This led to a successful recovery of the species, with the population growing to about 500 tigers, at least until 2005.
But the world’s biggest cat is in danger of extinction again, according to a report released by the Siberian Tiger Monitoring Program, a group made up of the Wildlife Conservation Society, in association with Russian governmental and non-governmental organizations.
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