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Tigers Migrate to China…in Pieces

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Keeping with this week’s theme of tigers, I wanted to share the blog from another writer. Like rhinos, one of the biggest threats to tigers is poaching for the Asian market. There is no medical basis for their belief that tiger parts possess special powers, any perceived benefits are nothing more than placebo.

REAWR | Big-Cat Conservation

WWF

Customs officers in Primorsky Province in Russia’s Far East have arrested a suspect found attempting to smuggle three Amur tiger paws across the border into China.

The arrest comes only a day after Primorsky police and the Federal Security Service discovered a large quantity of illegally obtained animal parts – including bear paws and pelts as well as two Amur tiger skins – in the province’s port city of Nakhodka. A businessman from the city and his accomplices have been arrested in relation to the incident.

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Another mid week news break, not exactly related to this weeks topic of tigers but still an important conservation topic.

REAWR | Big-Cat Conservation

The Times of India

The roar of Asiatic lions in Gujarat just got louder. The conservation efforts of the state are now reflected not just in the growing numbers of the big cats but also in the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

IUCN has now shifted the big cats from critically endangered species category to endangered species.

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