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At a Tiger Summit Today in St. Petersburg Russia, global wildlife experts predict that Wild Tigers could become extinct in 12 years if countries where they still roam fail to take quick action to protect their habitats and step up the fight against poaching.
The World Wildlife Fund and other experts say only about 3,200 tigers remain in the wild, a dramatic plunge from an estimated 100,000 a century ago.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been working hard all year to help save the world’s tiger population, which as you may recall are in dire straights. As the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) reported, there may be as few as 3200 tigers left in the wild. And recently it was reported that there are more tigers in (cruel) captivity in the U.S. than roaming wild in Asia. DiCaprio, however, is doing his part. First by donating a cool million dollars to the WWF’s tiger campaign and then by going through extreme travel challenges to meet with Vladimir Putin, the Russian Prime Minister, to discuss the tiger situation.
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TIGERS are known for their ferocity and their power. In Chinese astrology, one of the 12 signs is the sign of the tiger.Â Those born in the year of the tiger are assigned the traits of being both colorful and unpredictable.Â They are adventurous, powerful, and passionate.
There are possibly as few as 3,200 TIGERS left in the wild. These big cats are the most endangered and threatened species on EARTH. To read more about this “King of the Jungle” CLICK here.
Unfortunately, according to a new report from the conservation nonprofit WWF, there are only 350 wild tigers remaining in Asia’s Mekong River region. This loss is contributed from the drive by trade in tiger parts. To watch a video by WWF, click on the link below or or the tiger photo above.
In a news conference today, the leader of a U.N. program to protect endangered species charged Zimbabwean security forces of being involved in the poaching of elephants and rhinoceros.Â Â In the last 2 years, the rhinoceros population has decreased so dramatically that it is now on the verge of extinction in Zimbabwe.
Mark Davis, DVM travels to Zimbabwe to assist in the translocation of endangered black rhinos.Â He is a technical advisor for the IRF (International Rhino Foundation). Click on the play button to watch the “Horror and Hope” of the Black Rhino.
WWF has reported recently that the demand in Asia for the rhinoceros horn for medical use has spearheaded the poaching in Africa and Asia to an all time high.
“This is the worst rhino poaching we have seen in many years and it is critical for governments to stand up and take action to stop this deadly threat to rhinos worldwide. It is time to crack down on organized criminal elements responsible for this trade, and to vastly increase assistance to range countries in their enforcement efforts.”
The World Wildlife Fundâ€™s list of â€œ10 to Watch in 2010â€ includes such well-known and beloved species as tigers, polar bears, pandas, and rhinos, as well as lesser-known species such as bluefin tuna, and mountain gorillas.