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JNK's Selected News Stories —

April 21, 2011


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Unwarranted Fear of Wolves May Fuel Their Extermination

(LiveScience.com) -- If a vocal group of Idaho lawmakers get their way, management of the once-endangered wolves in that state will mean mass extermination.


March 31, 2011


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How to Save the Last Tigers on Earth

(CSMonitor.com) -- The tiger population of India grew by 300 in the past four years. But this week 13 Asian nations are meeting to discuss ways to save the last remaining tigers.


November 23, 2010


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Putin may be the tiger's champion, but China will decide the species' future

(guardian.co.uk) -- Premier Wen's vague words at the tiger summit do little to inspire confidence in the country that drives a gruesome trade.


November 04, 2010


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Can We Save Lions?

(Defenders of Wildlife) -- These iconic predators -- who once ruled from the southern tip of Africa all the way to northwestern India -- are at risk of extinction by 2020.


October 26, 2010


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Bidding to destroy vital Amur tiger habitat

(World Wildlife Fund) -- Corruption and loopholes permit timber mafia to clear forests in Russian Far East. Russia's Far East is the homeland of two of the most charismatic examples of global biodiversity - the Amur tiger and the Korean pine. Both are under assault as the forestry administration of Primorsky Province in the Russian Far East moves to open critical Amur tiger habitat for logging.


October 20, 2010


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Leaders to Convene on Tiger Rescue

(NY Times) -- With just 3,200 tigers thought to remain in the wild, time is growing short to save the species. Poaching and habitat destruction continue to imperil the tiger, which has undergone an estimated 40 percent drop in its wild population over the last decade and is now perched on the brink of extinction throughout much of its range.


September 14, 2010


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A Modest Plan to Save the Tigers

(NY Times) -- Most of the estimated 3,500 tigers that still roam the wild live in 42 relatively contained enclaves in India, Sumatra and Far Eastern Russia, with a smattering in Malaysia, Thailand and Laos. But those so-called source sites are losing ground to development, forestry and poaching and must be protected to save the tigers from extinction.


March 15, 2010


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Tiger decline is 'sign of world's failure'

(BBC News) -- Governments need to crack down on illegal tiger trading if the big cats are to be saved, the UN has warned.


January 24, 2010


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Save the tiger: Pressure mounts for tougher action

(AP) -- After trudging through the wilds of western Thailand for several hours, the forest rangers thought they were finally onto something: the distant sound of crunching leaves.


January 2010


-- Fundraising Update --

We're currently planning for our first fundraising event of 2010, "Buffalo for Big Cats". The event will be held on February 26, 2010 at Venue, a local night-club in Buffalo.

Check out our Events page for details! We hope you all can make it out. The sanctuary is always hit hard during the winter and is currently in desperate need of funds to keep operating.


October 19, 2009


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Decline in Russian tigers renews calls to end all trade

A shocking decline in the Russian Federation's wild tiger population highlights the importance of eliminating trade in and demand for tiger parts, the International Tiger Coalition (ITC) said today. The alliance of 40 organizations worldwide issued the statement upon news that Siberian tigers may have suffered a serious drop in numbers over the past four years.??




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