Monday, March 29, 2010

SOS : Tigres em vias de extinção ?

Não deixes de visitar WWF (World Wildlife Fund) para apoiar as causas dos animais em vias de extinção! Chegou a vez do Tigre!

Segundo , o calendário lunar chinês, este é o Ano do Tigre! Vamos então apoiar esta causa!

Explora o mapa interactivo Top 10 Tigger Troubles Spot aqui e inteira-te dos riscos que corre mais uma espécie animal.

On February 14, 2010, the Chinese lunar calendar moved into the Year of the Tiger. 

Unfortunately, the plight of wild tigers doesn’t call for much celebration. Three subspecies have been driven to extinction in the past century alone and experts estimate there are as few as 3,200 tigers left in the wild.


Poaching is the most immediate threat to wild tigers. Every part of the tiger—from whisker to tail—is traded in illegal wildlife markets. In relentless demand, their parts are used for traditional medicine, folk remedies and, increasingly, as status symbols among some Asian cultures.


Tigers have been listed as endangered species on the IUCN Red List since 2008, as the population seriously declined and approaches the threshold for critically endangered. 

Explore the interactive Top 10 Tiger Trouble Spots in 2010 map here and discover the major threats to these endangered wild cats.

Geração 'green'


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