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China defends record on tiger protection

China defended its record on protecting endangered species Tuesday after an environmental group accused it of allowing the sale of captive-bred tiger skins and body parts.

dateFeb 26, 2013 in Ecology
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Nepal launches census of Royal Bengal tiger

Hundreds of conservationists have begun a major survey of the number of endangered Royal Bengal tigers living in a vast forest region bordering Nepal and India, officials said Tuesday.

dateFeb 05, 2013 in Ecology
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Human-tiger conflict: Are the risks overestimated?

Wildlife conservationists are well aware of the potential conflicts that exist between the endangered species they seek to protect and the human populations which inhabit areas where the animals live. Carnivores, such as ...

dateJan 21, 2013 in Ecology
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Fears for South Africa's lions

Lions may be the well-reputed kings of the savannah, but South Africa's lucrative trophy-hunting industry means the regal cats are more likely to know the inside of a paddock ringed with an electric fence than the country's ...

dateJan 16, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Bengali forests are fading away

Rapid deterioration in mangrove health is occurring in the Sundarbans, resulting in as much as 200m of coast disappearing in a single year.

dateJan 10, 2013 in Ecology
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