News tagged with tigers

Tiger-spray DNA shown as valuable conservation tool

Conservation scientists have demonstrated a new technique to non-invasively survey tigers using their scent sprays, which are detected much more frequently in the wild than scat—the "breadcrumb" that researchers have traditionally ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Ecology
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Tracking project reveals roaming tiger sharks

THE sight of a shark's dorsal fin sticking out of the water usually strikes fear into the hearts of swimmers but for a group of WA researchers every time a tagged tiger shark's (Galeocerdo cuvier) dorsal fin stuck out of ...

dateJul 31, 2015 in Ecology
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World's rarest wild cat doubles in number

At least 57 Amur leopards now exist in Russia's Land of the Leopard National Park, up from just 30 cats counted in 2007, according to new census data announced last week. An additional 8-12 leopards were counted in adjacent ...

dateFeb 24, 2015 in Ecology
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Team studies DNA of tigers

Tigers - they are some of nature's most beautiful, deadly and endangered species. In fact, living tigers are severely endangered in fragmented geographic areas across Asia - some reports show their numbers as low as 3,000 ...

dateMar 20, 2015 in Ecology
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The devil's helmet for a legendary tiger moth

The Menetries's tiger moth (Borearctia menetriesii) is the most rare and enigmatic representative among the Palearctic Arctiinae. During an expedition in almost inaccessible wild taiga area of Eastern Siberia, Russian scientists ...

dateMar 16, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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