Tigers

Jun 24, 2009

Asian Wildlife Trade Species Information Page

 

The largest cat of all, the tiger is a powerful symbol among the different cultures that share its home. Commercial poaching, a declining prey base due to over-hunting, and loss of habitat are the principal threats to the tiger. Tigers have always been hunted for decorative items and for use in traditional Asian medicines.

Scientific Classification
ORDER = Carnivora
FAMILY = Felidae
GENUS AND SPECIES = Panthera tigris
COMMON NAME (ENGLISH) = Tiger
COMMON NAME (FRENCH) = Tigre
IUCN RED LIST = Endangered (EN)
CITES LISTING = Appendix I

 http://www.ieaitaly.org/samd/
 http://www.gisbau.uniroma1.it/Website/SAMD/pdf/sp60.pdf
 http://www.wwf.org.hk/eng/pdf/references/factsheets/factsheetii.PDF
 http://www.savethetigerfund.org/am/customsource/tiger/mapping/index.cfm
 http://www.savethetigerfund.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Trade_Reports&template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=5906

Other Natural History Information 
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Panthera_tigris.html
http://www.iucnredlist.org/search/details.php/15955/all
 http://assets.panda.org/downloads/tiger_factsheet2007w.pdf
 http://www.worldwildlife.org/tigers/pubs/tigerfactsfallacies.pdf
 http://www.worldwildlife.org/cameratrap/trap2.cfm
 http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/photos/tigers/bengal-tiger-cubs-playing_image.html
Video 
http://www.endtigertrade.org/
Photos 
http://www.arkive.org/species/GES/mammals/Panthera_tigris/more_still_images.html

Bushmeat-related publications and projects for this species or group 
http://www.traffic.org/RenderPage.action?CategoryId=1929
http://www.traffic.org/RenderPage.action?CategoryId=1916
http://www.traffic.org/news/Tiger_poaching.htm
http://www.traffic.org/dispatches/june2004/dispatches.pdf

Recent news from common media 
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article2028611.ece
http://www.nature-science.info/news/07060501.htm

AZA Taxon Advisory Group for this species or group 
www.felidtag.org

IUCN Specialist Group for this species or group 
http://lynx.uio.no/lynx/catsgportal/20_catsg-website/home/index_en.htm

REFERENCES 
Cat Specialist Group 2002. Panthera tigris. In: IUCN 2006. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 01 August 2007. http://www.cites.org/eng/app/appendices.shtml 

 

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