18 Jun '12, 12pm

Nearly 50 tigers die in India in last six months

New campaign targets snares in effort to save world's big cats (06/05/2012) Last summer, a wild Sumatran tiger—one of only a few hundred surviving on the island—made news in a story that did not have a happy ending. The cat had become entangled in a snare in a logging concession owned by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). The tiger spent seven days without food or water before wildlife rangers found it, but its snared right paw was a bloody black mess. Although the rangers were able to sedate and free the cat, it died shortly thereafter from its wounds. Rangers now allowed to shoot tiger poachers on sight in Indian state (05/25/2012) In the wake of a surge in tiger poaching, the state government of Maharashtra, India will no longer consider the shooting of wildlife poachers by forest rangers a crime, reports the Associated Press . Over half of world's tiger reserves lack minimum p...

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