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RE: Bigcats News - BorneanTiger - 08-04-2019

Forward from (https://wildfact.com/forum/topic-indo-chinese-and-malayan-tigers?pid=89195#pid89195), bad and good news for the Malayan tiger: 

1) 1 of 2 tigers that had been on the loose died from a viral infection: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/07/24/lost-malayan-tiger-is-deadanimal-found-roaming-in-terengganu-village-dies-from-viral-disease/

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2) Thanks to rampant poaching, the number of tigers in Belum-Temenggor Forest has declined from 60 to 23 over a period of 7-8 years, raising fears of extinction: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/08/509651/malayan-tiger-teetering-brink-extinction-23-left-belum-temenggor-forest

3) Trust fund "Save the Malayan Tiger" fund gets a financial boost of 46,800 Malaysian Ringgit from the Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT): https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/07/508012/save-malayan-tiger-trust-fund-gets-mycat-financial-boost


RE: Bigcats News - Ashutosh - 08-11-2019

Guatemalan officials have asked their Indian counterparts for assistance in tracking the numbers and health of Jaguars in Maya Biosphere Reserve.

https://www.deccanherald.com/national/north-and-central/tiger-lessons-for-guatemala-jaguars-752020.html


RE: Bigcats News - BorneanTiger - 08-13-2019

From trying to get a wall built which could stop Mexican jaguars from migrating to the USA, and thus risk making wild jaguars extinct in the latter country, to withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change, Trump now announces an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act, and look who's happy or unhappy:

BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49323321
"Environmentalists warn Trump 'weakening' endangered species protections
The US federal government has announced an overhaul of the way it enforces the Endangered Species Act, a law credited with preventing countless extinctions.
Trump officials say the new plan will reduce regulations, but environmental groups warn it will "crash a bulldozer" through the landmark 1973 legislation.
The plan removes automatic protections for threatened species and allows economic factors to be considered.
Critics say the new rules will speed extinction for vulnerable wildlife.
Ten state attorneys general have announced plans to sue over the new regulation.
The Endangered Species Act, which Republican President Richard Nixon signed into law in 1973, protects more than 1,600 plant and animals species today, and is credited with saving the California condor, the Florida manatee, the gray whale and grizzly bear among others.

What's in the new regulation?
The new rules, which go into effect in 30 days, will for the first time allow economic factors to be considered when weighing what protections should be provided to vulnerable species.
Under current law, wildlife management decisions are only allowed to be based on science and "without reference to possible economic or other impacts of determination".
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, a former oil lobbyist, announced the change on Monday, saying the change allowed the law to "ensure it remains effective in achieving its ultimate goal - recovery of our rarest species," he said.
"An effectively administered act ensures more resources can go where they will do the most good: on-the-ground conservation."
Gary Frazer, assistant director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, told reporters that cost of care will be disclosed to the public, and will not violate Congress' stipulation that economic costs not be weighed.
"Nothing in here in my view is a radical change for how we have been consulting and listing species for the last decade or so," he said.
'A wrecking ball'
Critics said the rule change would speed the extinction of many species, and was done just to allow industries to expand onto land required for ecological diversity.
Noah Greenwald, the Center for Biological Diversity's endangered species director, said in a statement: "These changes crash a bulldozer through the Endangered Species Act's lifesaving protections for America's most vulnerable wildlife."
"For animals like wolverines and monarch butterflies, this could be the beginning of the end," Mr Greenwald added
Drew Caputo, from the group Earthjustice, threatened to sue, saying: "This effort to gut protections for endangered and threatened species has the same two features of most Trump administration actions: it's a gift to industry, and it's illegal."

Several critics noted a UN report from May, which warned that more than one million plants and animals are facing global extinction due to human development and climate change.
Democrat Senator Tom Udall, who represents the state of New Mexico, said the new regulation will "take a wrecking ball to one of our oldest and most effective environmental laws".
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RE: Bigcats News - Sanju - 09-01-2019

A tigress died due to rail accident near chalama railway station on 17 april, 2019.







RE: Bigcats News - BorneanTiger - 09-05-2019

My country just saved a white lion cub, 2 tiger cubs, and 2 monkeys, which were illegally kept in a house in Sharjah, from being sold online by a trafficker: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/uae/sharjah/uae-police-rescue-lion-tiger-cubs-from-being-sold-online-, https://www.thenational.ae/uae/white-lion-cub-and-two-tiger-cubs-seized-in-sharjah-1.906321https://m.dailyhunt.in/news/india/english/east+coast+daily+eng-epaper-eeastco/police+rescue+lion+tiger+cubs+from+being+sold+online-newsid-134666850https://www.city1016.ae/news/local-news/more-illegally-owned-animals-seized-in-sharjah/

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RE: Bigcats News - Ashutosh - 09-05-2019

(09-05-2019, 11:12 AM)BorneanTiger Wrote: My country just saved a white lion cub, 2 tiger cubs, and 2 monkeys, which were illegally kept in a house in Sharjah, from being sold online by a trafficker: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/uae/sharjah/uae-police-rescue-lion-tiger-cubs-from-being-sold-online-, https://www.thenational.ae/uae/white-lion-cub-and-two-tiger-cubs-seized-in-sharjah-1.906321https://m.dailyhunt.in/news/india/english/east+coast+daily+eng-epaper-eeastco/police+rescue+lion+tiger+cubs+from+being+sold+online-newsid-134666850https://www.city1016.ae/news/local-news/more-illegally-owned-animals-seized-in-sharjah/

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@BorneanTiger, in the article you linked it says the exotic pet ownership is illegal in UAE, but I have seen countless social media posts of people owning and flaunting exotic pets as sort of a status symbol. Is it a new law? (I only ask because on a trip to Dubai, I saw a tiger’s head popping out of a hummer)


RE: Bigcats News - BorneanTiger - 09-05-2019

(09-05-2019, 11:36 AM)Ashutosh Wrote:
(09-05-2019, 11:12 AM)BorneanTiger Wrote: My country just saved a white lion cub, 2 tiger cubs, and 2 monkeys, which were illegally kept in a house in Sharjah, from being sold online by a trafficker: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/uae/sharjah/uae-police-rescue-lion-tiger-cubs-from-being-sold-online-, https://www.thenational.ae/uae/white-lion-cub-and-two-tiger-cubs-seized-in-sharjah-1.906321https://m.dailyhunt.in/news/india/english/east+coast+daily+eng-epaper-eeastco/police+rescue+lion+tiger+cubs+from+being+sold+online-newsid-134666850https://www.city1016.ae/news/local-news/more-illegally-owned-animals-seized-in-sharjah/

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@BorneanTiger, in the article you linked it says the exotic pet ownership is illegal in UAE, but I have seen countless social media posts of people owning and flaunting exotic pets as sort of a status symbol. Is it a new law? (I only ask because on a trip to Dubai, I saw a tiger’s head popping out of a hummer)

In December 2016, the UAE banned wild pets, issuing Federal Law No. 22 imposing fines and jail time on individuals found guilty of owning, buying or selling, or abusing all types of dangerous, wild and exotic animals. The move curbed the open sale of wild animals in the market. But the crackdown shifted illegal wildlife sales online, as we can see from what that guy was trying to do: https://www.arabianbusiness.com/culture-society/413336-the-business-of-wildlife


RE: Bigcats News - Charan Singh - 09-20-2019





In countries like Pakistan the rare breeds are kept in small cages with minimal of facilities - I was surprised how this person managed to get and breed white african lions.
Moreover, all the animals he has are for sale, no surprise in alignment with government and with licenses. 

Also, he says that buyer should be able to provide good care to the animal just like he does  Confused


RE: Bigcats News - BorneanTiger - 09-23-2019

(09-05-2019, 11:53 AM)BorneanTiger Wrote:
(09-05-2019, 11:36 AM)Ashutosh Wrote:
(09-05-2019, 11:12 AM)BorneanTiger Wrote: My country just saved a white lion cub, 2 tiger cubs, and 2 monkeys, which were illegally kept in a house in Sharjah, from being sold online by a trafficker: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/uae/sharjah/uae-police-rescue-lion-tiger-cubs-from-being-sold-online-, https://www.thenational.ae/uae/white-lion-cub-and-two-tiger-cubs-seized-in-sharjah-1.906321https://m.dailyhunt.in/news/india/english/east+coast+daily+eng-epaper-eeastco/police+rescue+lion+tiger+cubs+from+being+sold+online-newsid-134666850https://www.city1016.ae/news/local-news/more-illegally-owned-animals-seized-in-sharjah/

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@BorneanTiger, in the article you linked it says the exotic pet ownership is illegal in UAE, but I have seen countless social media posts of people owning and flaunting exotic pets as sort of a status symbol. Is it a new law? (I only ask because on a trip to Dubai, I saw a tiger’s head popping out of a hummer)

In December 2016, the UAE banned wild pets, issuing Federal Law No. 22 imposing fines and jail time on individuals found guilty of owning, buying or selling, or abusing all types of dangerous, wild and exotic animals. The move curbed the open sale of wild animals in the market. But the crackdown shifted illegal wildlife sales online, as we can see from what that guy was trying to do: https://www.arabianbusiness.com/culture-society/413336-the-business-of-wildlife

Talking about the Middle East, Saudi Arabia just arrested a man after he walked with a lion on a main road in the western coastal city of Jeddah: http://www.gdnonline.com/Details/609640/Man-arrested-for-walking-a-lion-on-Jeddah-roadhttps://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/saudi/saudi-man-spotted-walking-a-lion-on-main-jeddah-road-1.66615053

"Riyadh: Saudi security authorities arrested a man after he was spotted walking with a lion on a main road in Jeddah.
His arrest came after security agencies were alerted that the man was seen with the wild animal outside a cafeteria, according to a report.
Police patrols headed to the site where the man — a Saudi national — was found keeping the lion inside his car.
The man handed the animal over to the city’s municipal authorities.
The Saudi Wildlife Commission had issued a warning against keeping wild animals as pets or trafficking in beasts in breach of the law.
It urged the public to contact security authorities and report houses or farmhouses where wild animals are being kept as they pose a threat to people’s safety, Sabq reported."

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RE: Bigcats News - Jeffrey - 09-26-2019

Climate change may lead to the disappearance of Sunderban Tigers

Bristling with enthusiasm and armed with a depressingly lucid understanding of the risks that climate change poses to their home, schoolchildren from Bangladesh are proving themselves to be potent weapons in the fight to save the Sundarbans – the last bastion of the Bengal tiger in West Bengal.

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The Sundarbans, in south coastal Bangladesh and Bengal in India, is the last surviving mangrove habitat and a key stronghold for the endangered species ...

But that might soon change. A recent study had a grim prediction for the the mangrove area and its tigers, warning that “due to the combined effect of climate change and sea-level rise, there will be no suitable Bengal tiger habitat remaining in the Sundarbans by 2070".

Source: https://www.dhakatribune.com/climate-change/2019/09/25/climate-change-may-lead-to-the-disappearance-of-bengal-tigers


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RE: Bigcats News - BorneanTiger - 09-29-2019

(09-26-2019, 11:02 PM)Jeffrey Wrote: Climate change may lead to the disappearance of Sunderban Tigers

Bristling with enthusiasm and armed with a depressingly lucid understanding of the risks that climate change poses to their home, schoolchildren from Bangladesh are proving themselves to be potent weapons in the fight to save the Sundarbans – the last bastion of the Bengal tiger in West Bengal.

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The Sundarbans, in south coastal Bangladesh and Bengal in India, is the last surviving mangrove habitat and a key stronghold for the endangered species ...

But that might soon change. A recent study had a grim prediction for the the mangrove area and its tigers, warning that “due to the combined effect of climate change and sea-level rise, there will be no suitable Bengal tiger habitat remaining in the Sundarbans by 2070".

Source: https://www.dhakatribune.com/climate-change/2019/09/25/climate-change-may-lead-to-the-disappearance-of-bengal-tigers


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Yes, I've seen a similar article before.


RE: Bigcats News - Jeffrey - 10-04-2019

CAUSE OF DEATH :TERRITORIAL FIGHTING

A three-year-old male tiger that was critically injured in a territorial fight with another male tiger in Tiger Reserve (RTR) Park succumbed on Thursday.
Tiger T-109 named Veeru was found on Monday with 35 wounds. He was tranquillised and kept under observation in a cage. “As 36 hours were critical for the tiger, it was kept under observation after the treatment. Unfortunately, it succumbed to the injuries. The cremation will be carried out on Friday after an autopsy,” a senior official at the park said.


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RE: Bigcats News - Sanju - 10-06-2019

Madhya Pradesh set to get its seventh tiger reserve

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/madhya-pradesh-set-to-get-its-seventh-tiger-reserve-6052612/?fbclid=IwAR0w1rCriD2urw1RF8rWfiTLROWK25KV55hnJd1zfY8jcMOiccU4Tgt-Uw8


RE: Bigcats News - Ashutosh - 10-07-2019

A worrying trend is starting to emerge regarding the bones of big cats used in traditional medicine. While tigers have borne the brunt of this, it looks like lions are also being swept into this outdated practice with bones of captive bred lions deemed legal for such practices. With lion populations on the decline, we need more vigilance about this matter because there is no way to distinguish between bones of captive bred lions and wild ones and it would be advisable to take the lesson from tigers and their state to stop it altogether.


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-49933774


RE: Bigcats News - Sanju - 10-08-2019

Preparations to shift Bandhavgarh another tigress to Nauradehi WLS begins

https://www.thehitavada.com/Encyc/2019/10/7/Preparations-to-shift-Bandhavgarh-tigress-to-Nauradehi-begins.html?fbclid=IwAR2D5OTb6h2moFHab-651VaOnNd95SMV0G6P3bNBYUGh-jQZpXr70N_HKzU