At Tiger Leasing, we have a special respect and admiration for tigers. We value them so much; we named our company after them! Though strong and inspirational, tigers around the world are facing incredible struggles. Browse through these stories and become familiar with some of the issues affecting tigers today.
- Trying to Save Wild Tigers by Rehabilitating Them. The New York Times story chronicles the story of an Indonesian tycoon, Tomy Winata, and his work rehabilitating and releasing tigers that have attacked humans and livestock on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
- The Wild Tiger Report Card released by the Wildlife Conservation Society illustrates how tigers are coping in eight landscapes spanning nine Asian countries. Tigers are doing well in some areas, though they are in grave danger in others.
- The Tiger Foundation has put together a lot of great information including an important article entitled The Tiger Crisis. The Tiger Foundation has also put together a program that allows people to donate to the foundation and help save wild tigers.
- The World Wildlife Federation has put together an impressive fact sheet on tigers. Understanding the different subspecies and their locations and threats will help us protect them.
- Earlier this year, China's government made a call for the protection of tigers. India and China have developed a new partnership over environment issues and this was one of the results.
- Though many experts argue on the actual number of tigers living in the wild, they all agree on the need to protect the big cats. This article Racing to Save India's Tigers addresses poaching and the race to save the wild tiger.
- There are fewer than 50 wild tigers left in China according to this article by Discovery News.
- It may be the Year of the Tiger according to the Chinese Zodiac, but 11 Siberian tigers starved to death at the Shenyang Forest Wild Animal Zoo in northeast China earlier this year. The Times article, Tiger Abuse in China Sparks Calls for Animal Rights explains.