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Chasing down 'quest species': book travels the world in search of rarity in nature

Chasing down 'quest species': book travels the world in search of rarity in nature

Tigers gobble up 49 percent of India's wildlife conservation funds, more imperiled species get nothing (02/12/2013) Nearly half of India's wildlife budget goes to one species: the tiger, reports a recent article in Live Mint. India has devoted around $63 million to wildlife conservation for 2013-2013, of which Project Tiger receives $31 million. The Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is currently listed as Endangered by the IUCN Red List; however India is also home to 132 species currently considered Critically Endangered, the highest rating before extinction. Pity the pangolin: little-known mammal most common victim of the wildlife trade (02/11/2013) Last year tens-of-thousands of elephants and hundreds of rhinos were butchered to feed the growing appetite of the illegal wildlife trade. This black market, largely centered in East Asia, also devoured tigers, sharks, leo...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0213-hance-dinerstein.html

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