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Friday, August 3, 2007

WWF India Kicks off Signature Campaign for Tiger

China continues to push for permission to sell tiger parts that are raised on farms. What will happen of course, is this will only further worsen tiger poaching, as it bullets are cheaper than farming.

Here is a blurb from the WWF campaign:

WWF-India initiates a signature campaign to draw attention to the plight of the tiger. The campaign aims at reaching out to the multitudes of tiger and nature lovers in the country, while simultaneously hoping to drive home the point, that it could be now or never for the Indian tiger.

At the recently concluded CITES [Conference of Parties (COP) 14] held at The Hague, in The Netherlands, international voices rung clear: to urge China to continue with the ban on tiger trade, and not allow trade in their parts to be the incentive for breeding these cats, in any part of the world. At the meeting, India was vocal on the issue to save the tigers, and keen to take proactive measures for the benefit of tiger conservation in our country.

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