11 Sep '12, 8pm

Saving Space for Tigers on a Crowding Planet - New York Times (blog)

Two years ago, during the International Forum for Tiger Conservation in St. Petersburg, unattended by Panthera [and covered here ], grand promises including a ‘new’ $330 million dollar pledge for tiger conservation were made by international NGOs, governments, political leaders, celebrities and others (much of which had already been designated for tiger projects). Today, as suspected, few of these resources have reached or impacted conservation projects, and tiger populations are still hemorrhaging…. Focusing heavily on law enforcement, measurement and monitoring, this year’s 6th Tigers Forever meeting has produced tremendous results from open, harsh and insightful discussions about our successes and failures. In Thailand’s Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, where I conducted the first field research on Indochinese tigers and other big cats in the 1990s, our partners at t...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/11/saving-space...

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