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11 Apr 12 at 8 pm

Tiger conservation. Tell your friends.

Do your part by petitioning!
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12 Mar 12 at 9 am

http://www.savetigersnow.org/

Please help the effort before they’re gone! If you can’t donate money at least educate yourself and then educate others!

http://www.savetigersnow.org/

Please help the effort before they’re gone! If you can’t donate money at least educate yourself and then educate others!
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02 Sep 11 at 5 pm

Bangladesh Creates 300 Strong Special Task Force to Protect Endangered Bengal Tiger by Michael Graham Richard.

Around 400 tigers live in the Sundarbans forest that stands between Bangladesh and India. They are highly endangered and targeted by poachers, which is why, after seizing three tiger skins and a large quantity of bones a few months ago, Bangladeshi authorities have decided to set up a special task force to protect the tigers.

Minister of Environment and Forests Hasan Mahmud said that the setting up of the new wildlife force was long overdue.

"The forest department staff in Bangladesh need more training, because now the poachers are very sophisticated," he said.

"Their sophistication has been increased but the sophistication of the forest department has not been increased over the last couple of years. So, we have to train them and we have to equip them."

Most of the money to set up the new Wildlife Crime Control unit will come from the World Bank loan of $36m (£21.8m).

The new force will also tackle a growing trade in the illegal trafficking of wild animals. (source)

It will also be very important to go after the demand side; capturing poachers can helps, but as long as buyers can bid for the body parts of endangered species with impunity, the problem will persist. But it is now possible with modern forensics science (DNA, ‘fingerprinting’ pelts, tagging animals with RFID tags, etc) to track down the source of animal trafficking, and it should also be possible to figure out where they are auctioned off.

Education also has to be part of the solution. Many who buy from poachers believe all kinds of superstitions and non-scientific tales about the curative powers of tiger bones (or whatever), and showing that it simply doesn’t work should - over time - reduce demand. The question is: Will that happen fast enough, or will whole species go extinct first?

HELL YEAH.

Bangladesh Creates 300 Strong Special Task Force to Protect Endangered Bengal Tiger by Michael Graham Richard.
Around 400 tigers live in the Sundarbans forest that stands between Bangladesh and India. They are highly endangered and targeted by poachers, which is why, after seizing three tiger skins and a large quantity of bones a few months ago, Bangladeshi authorities have decided to set up a special task force to protect the tigers.

Minister of Environment and Forests Hasan Mahmud said that the setting up of the new wildlife force was long overdue.
"The forest department staff in Bangladesh need more training, because now the poachers are very sophisticated," he said.
"Their sophistication has been increased but the sophistication of the forest department has not been increased over the last couple of years. So, we have to train them and we have to equip them."
Most of the money to set up the new Wildlife Crime Control unit will come from the World Bank loan of $36m (£21.8m).
The new force will also tackle a growing trade in the illegal trafficking of wild animals. (source)

It will also be very important to go after the demand side; capturing poachers can helps, but as long as buyers can bid for the body parts of endangered species with impunity, the problem will persist. But it is now possible with modern forensics science (DNA, ‘fingerprinting’ pelts, tagging animals with RFID tags, etc) to track down the source of animal trafficking, and it should also be possible to figure out where they are auctioned off.
Education also has to be part of the solution. Many who buy from poachers believe all kinds of superstitions and non-scientific tales about the curative powers of tiger bones (or whatever), and showing that it simply doesn’t work should - over time - reduce demand. The question is: Will that happen fast enough, or will whole species go extinct first?
HELL YEAH.