29 Jul '14, 1pm

Poaching to Palm Oil: Tigers at Risk of Extinction

Poaching to Palm Oil: Tigers at Risk of Extinction

Actor Leonard DiCaprio made news last fall for his conservation work when his foundation awarded $3 million to the World Wildlife Fund for an initiative to help Nepal double its population of wild tigers by 2022, the next Chinese Year of the Tiger. As DiCaprio explained, “Time is running out for the world’s remaining 3,200 tigers, largely the result of habitat destruction and escalating illegal poaching.” International Tiger Day is celebrated annually on July 29. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock While conservation groups and foundations have for years been doing important work to save these animals in the wild, tigers remain an endangered species. Threats faced by these cats include poaching for their pelts, illegal rainforest destruction for palm oil production and habitat loss due to climate change , such as coastal erosion due to sea level rise. International Tiger Day is...

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/29/poaching-palm-oil-tigers-r...

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