Nepal has taken great strides towards saving tigers from extinction by nearly doubling its population of the big cats in the space of nine years. Local conservation groups welcomed the news, which they saw as a sign that with political will and innovative approaches tigers can be preserved across their range. Officials announced that […]

via Nepal doubles its tiger population, raising hope for global recovery of endangered big cats — The Muslim Times


Richard Conniff, one of the science writers we most depend on for useful conservation news, shares this interview with one of our heroes from India’s big cat conservation network: Big Cat Comeback: How India Is Restoring Its Tiger Population Ullas Karanth has spent a half-century working to protect India’s endangered tigers. In an interview with Yale […]

via Big Cat News From India — La Paz Group

November 10, 2018 2018 in Environmental Review for Southeast Asia Burning rainforests on Borneo and Sumatra to make space for palm oil plantations By: Gregory McCann ttps:// As 2018 comes to a close it is worth taking a look at the environmental trends throughout the year, with a special emphasis on those within the last […]

via 2018 in Environmental Review for Southeast Asia — Din Merican: the Malaysian DJ Blogger

HORRIBLE NEWS! China again permitting the use of Tiger and Rhino parts.

An earlier decision by Chinese authorities to ban the use of tiger and rhinoceros parts has been reversed, again allowing the use of these products for medicinal purposes.

Even most Chinese realize that powdered Rhino horn (very much like our fingernails) does nothing for the sex drive; but now new theories suggest that this fingernail-like product can help deal with cancer issues??? Another mythical belief?

I’m not sure what users think they get out of Tiger parts and products made from this animal.

The problem remains, China is by far the largest and dominant part of the market for these mysterious, and mostly superstitious , product benefits. Opening  up ‘permitted’ uses of these things continues to add strain to efforts to stabilize the dwindling tiger and rhinoceros populations.



By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

via Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart