Indo-Asian News Service. (2007, December 11). 12 Asian countries to jointly save the tiger. [Online]. Available: http://indiainteracts.com/gossip/2007/12/11/10275/12-Asian-countries-to-jointly-save-the-tiger/ [2008, May 22].
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Concerned over the decline of tigers numbering just around 3,000 in the world, 12 Asian countries Monday came out with a joint action plan to save the majestic animal from extinction. The 'Action Tiger' report, prepared by the seven-member inter-governmental Global Tiger Forum (GTF), was symbolically released by two forest guards from Rajasthan's Sariska Tiger Reserve at Hotel Samrat in the capital. It was the first report by the GTF, which also has Britain and two NGOs as members, since its inception in 1994.
The Sariska reserve had hit the headlines in 2005 for the disappearance of all its tigers.
The report is a compilation of National Tiger Action Plans (NTAPs) of 12 tiger range countries and contains comprehensive plans and strategies adopted for tiger conservation, including preservation of habitat, tackle poaching and prevent trade in wildlife body parts.
The 12 tiger range countries are Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar...