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    WildAid Tiger Claw Champion

    This is a special showcase division for our Tiger Claw's 2nd KungFuMagazine.com Championship and 7th Shark City Nationals next Saturday (June 12). I've mentioned it somewhat on our Endangered Species in TCM thread. All proceeds benefit WildAid's program to save wild tigers.

    Check out our prizes!
    WildAid Tiger Champion Prizes

    1st Place:
    3-Day Ocean Cruise for Two*
    Back Cover showcase in Kung Fu Tai Chi magazine.
    Custom Tiger Trophy

    2nd Place:
    Tom Tom ONE 130 S GPS

    3rd Place:
    $100 Gift Certificate for TigerClaw.com

    Every WildAid Tiger Champion competitor will receive a special Gift Bag.

    The gift bag includes:

    1. The Karate Kid collectable pack including:

    • Karate Kid Official Full-Size Poster
    (first 20 entrees only)
    • Karate Kid Bandana
    (first 20 entrees only)
    • Karate Kid temporary tattoo
    (first 75 entrees only)
    • Karate Kid chopsticks
    (first 75 entrees only)

    Courtesy of The Karate Kid. The Karate Kid opens 6.11.2010

    2. Tiger Exits the Forest Injury Dit Da Jow liniment, an endangered-species free topical liniment (first 75 entrees only) Courtesy of CDIA Supplies

    3. Back issue of World of Martial Arts 1998 NOV/DEC Issue featuring Jackie Chan Saves the Tiger

    4. Current issue of Kung Fu Tai Chi

    5. KungFuMagazine.com lanyard

    Watch for more prizes. If you wish to donate a prize, contact Gene Ching of the Tiger Claw Foundation at Gene@KungFuMagazine.com. Donations to Tiger Claw Foundation are tax deductable.
    I hope you can help support this publicity campaign to bring attention to the plight of wild tigers. All competitors will be featured in the magazine.
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    Help protect Wild Tigers by getting a WildAid Tiger Shirt!

    We are producing a special line of Year of the Tiger T-shirts, proceeds are donated to WildAid. These shirts are the winners of WildAid's first design contest. Buy them both and support WildAid's efforts to protect tigers in the wild.

    WildAid Year of the Tiger shirt by Mari of Miami

    WildAid Year of the Tiger shirt by Todd of Brooklyn

    It's not too late to sign up for our WildAid Tiger Champion division. Every entry gets a special gift package and will be featured in our magazine!
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    The prizes

    1st Place:
    3-Day Ocean Cruise for Two
    Back Cover showcase in Kung Fu Tai Chi magazine.
    Custom Tiger Trophy


    2nd Place:
    Tom Tom ONE 130 S GPS
    Courtesy of Selena Lu

    3rd Place:
    $100 Gift Certificate for TigerClaw.com

    4th Place:
    Antique Chinese Bronze Vase Replica
    Courtesy of the USA Tai Chi Culture Association


    5th Place:
    SKAGEN Wrist Time Piece
    Courtesy of Skagen Designs
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    The WildAid Tiger Champion

    Congratulations to Yuan Long!
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    Some pics

    Yuan Long was by the studio today for a shoot. He won with an extreme Tiger form.



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    Live Tiger smuggled in luggage

    This is just crazy.
    Live tiger found in luggage
    Sedated cub was being smuggled with decoy tiger toys
    For Release: Aug 27, 2010

    Bangkok, Thailand. August 26, 2010 - A two-month-old tiger cub was found sedated and hidden among stuffed-tiger toys in the luggage of a woman at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Sunday.

    The 31-year-old Thai national was scheduled to board a Mahan Air flight destined for Iran when she had trouble checking in her oversized bag.

    Airports of Thailand (AOT) staff suspected something amiss when they scanned the bag and x-ray images showed an item resembling a real cat.

    Officers from the Livestock Development Department and the National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department were then called in to open the bag for inspection and discovered the tranquilized cub.

    Investigations are underway to determine if the cub was wild caught or captive-bred, where it came from and the suspect’s intended final destination.

    The cub is being cared for at the Rescue Center of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation. DNA samples will be sent to the tiger enclosure at Khaopratab Wildlife Rescue Center in Ratchaburi Province, to determine which subspecies the cub belongs to, which will help determine its origin.

    Tiger populations in Thailand and throughout Asia are critically threatened by poaching and trade to meet the international demand for tiger parts, products and, as illustrated in this case, live tigers.

    Tigers are categorized as Endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN Red List of Threatened Species) and listed under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) prohibiting international commercial trade. Both captive and wild caught tigers fall under the same regulations.

    The ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network, sponsored by the US Agency for International Development recently held a training course on Wildlife Trade Regulation at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

    Many of the agencies who were involved in the case had attended that course and work in close co-operation under Thailand’s own Wildlife Enforcement Network.

    “We applaud all the agencies that came together to uncover this brazen smuggling attempt,” said Chris R. Shepherd, TRAFFIC Southeast Asia’s Deputy Regional Director.

    “TRAFFIC is glad to see these training programs pay off in seizures, arrests and continued vigilance at the airport especially by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.”

    However, Shepherd also cautioned that this case demonstrated a real need for constant monitoring and tougher penalties.

    “If people are trying to smuggle live tigers in their check-in luggage, they obviously think wildlife smuggling is something easy to get away with and do not fear reprimand.

    “Only sustained pressure on wildlife traffickers and serious penalties can change that.”


    It's still the Year of the Tiger. Have you got your WildAid Tiger shirt yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    This is just crazy.



    It's still the Year of the Tiger. Have you got your WildAid Tiger shirt yet?
    WTFFFFFFFFFF???

    Why is there a plushie tiger behind the real one?
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    Tiger Alliance & Leo

    We will be holding the WildAid Tiger Claw Championship again at Tiger Claw`s KungFuMagazine.com Championship III.

    Here's some other Tiger support organizations.

    DiCaprio: If we save the tigers, we'll save the planet
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    By Leonardo DiCaprio and Carter S. Roberts

    Tigers have long provoked awe in the human imagination, becoming symbols of untamed nature whose "fearful symmetry," in the words of William Blake, has inspired everything from art to advertising. In the wild, however, tigers are on the verge of disappearing.

    A century ago, some 100,000 tigers roamed the wilderness across much of Asia. But 100 years of human overhunting of tigers' prey, such as deer and wild pigs, and of poaching driven by demand for tigers' skins and other body parts has been catastrophic. As few as 3,200 tigers remain, living in only 7 percent of their original natural habitat.

    As the Year of the Tiger draws to a close on the Chinese lunar calendar, world leaders are gathering in St. Petersburg later this month for an unprecedented event: a tiger summit hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, convened for the sole purpose of saving the species from extinction. Heads of government - recognizing that the limited resources devoted to tiger conservation have not slowed deforestation or deterred the criminal syndicates that traffic in wildlife parts - will seek to double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022 (the next Year of the Tiger). The 13 Asian countries that tigers call home have already agreed in principle to this goal.

    But good intentions are not enough. The $350 million, five-year Global Tiger Recovery Program these countries are proposing will battle deforestation, poaching and the market for tiger parts. The money will come from both government and private sources. We are personally committed to raising funds to support these efforts. Multilateral agencies such as the World Bank are also on board, funding pre-summit negotiations in Nepal, Thailand and Indonesia.

    But there is one country outside Asia whose cooperation is crucial: the United States.
    Of course, the United States has no wild tigers. Our big cats are animated in films, sell us cereal or stare at us from zoo cages. Why should we care?

    Because saving tigers is a compelling and cost-effective means of preserving so much more that is essential to life on Earth. The tiger is what conservationists call an "umbrella" species. By rescuing them, we save everything beneath their ecological umbrella - everything connected to them - including the world's last great forests, whose carbon storage mitigates climate change.

    For example, Indonesia's 18 million-acre peat forests, home to the Sumatran tiger, contain 36 percent of the world's tropical carbon stores. So if we protect tigers by stopping deforestation, we also salvage the carbon storage these forests provide. A forest that can't support tigers isn't of much use to us, either.

    What can the Obama administration do? The United States has been a leader in tiger conservation, providing critical funding for anti-poaching efforts throughout Asia and using the threat of sanctions to persuade countries such as China and South Korea to ban tiger trade. But the upcoming summit will not succeed without U.S. support - financial and political. Washington must signal its commitment by sending its top diplomat to St. Petersburg: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    Pressing challenges such as the war in Afghanistan and Middle East peace rightly dominate Clinton's attention, but the crime syndicates that dominate the multibillion-dollar wildlife-trafficking industry demand her consideration as well. If Clinton sits beside other heads of government and high-level diplomats from the 13 tiger-range nations in St. Petersburg, the Obama administration will demonstrate global environmental leadership.

    Tiger conservation can also happen at home. The United States has nearly twice as many tigers in captivity as there are in the wild worldwide - tigers sleeping in American back yards, in private breeding facilities and at roadside zoos from New York to Texas. We need a federal agency to monitor these tiger "pets" and make sure they don't find their way into the same black market for wildlife products that kills wild tigers around the world. We can close loopholes in the Endangered Species Act and the Animal Welfare Act and give agencies such as the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of Agriculture the financial support they need to vigorously enforce animal protection laws.

    Wild tigers stand at a crossroads of extinction and survival. The "burning bright" eyes that so inspired Blake will be forever extinguished unless we act now.

    info@savetigersnow.org

    Actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio and World Wildlife Fund president and chief executive Carter S. Roberts recently launched the Save Tigers Now campaign.

    Also check out TigerAlliance.com.
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    Gene,

    Let me know how I can help you guys out with dit da jow and herbs for prizes again.
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    Thanks Dale!

    We're not that far along in our development yet, but I'll be in touch. Your dit da jow was very well received last year.
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    Tiger Summit

    24 November 2010 Last updated at 06:24 ET
    Summit agrees tiger recovery plan


    A tiger charging its prey Tiger numbers have plummeted by 40% in the last decade alone

    Governments of 13 countries where tigers still live have endorsed a plan to save the big cats from extinction.

    Delegates at a summit in St Petersburg, Russia, agreed to double tiger numbers by 2022.

    The countries will focus on protecting tiger habitats, addressing poaching, illegal trade and providing the financial resources for the plan.

    In the last 100 years, tiger numbers have dropped from about 100,000 to less than 3,500 tigers in the wild today.

    There has been a 40% decline in numbers in a decade, and some populations are expected to disappear within the next 20 years.

    The United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) says that the St Petersburg Declaration will strengthen international collaboration to protect the majestic Asian wild cat.

    Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, executive-secretary of Unep's Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Secretariat, commented: "Safeguarding international migration corridors and trans-border habitats will be crucial for global efforts to save the tiger."

    The declaration sets in motion a strategic plan for tiger recovery; the countries are putting together a roadmap for post-summit action.

    They are also discussing the institutional structure which will be set up to implement the aims and objectives of the declaration and its recovery programme.

    "There was clearly a loud roar from St Petersburg this week on behalf of the last remaining tigers on our planet," commented John Robinson, chief conservation officer with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

    "World leaders rarely find agreements at conferences and summits but the beloved tiger has proven to be a uniting force. And as we save the tiger, we have new hopes to save the world's biodiversity."
    Titanic contributions

    WCS was one of several groups pledging new money to assist conservation efforts, in this case $50m over 10 years.

    The World Bank, whose president Robert Zoellick takes a strong personal interest in the tiger, put in a similar amount, and aims to leverage further funding from governments and the corporate sector.

    Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio donated $1m to the effort.

    Mr DiCaprio arrived in St Petersburg on Tuesday after two problems with his flights.

    One plane was forced into an emergency landing after losing an engine, the other had to make an unscheduled stop after encountering strong headwinds.

    Mr Putin described the actor as a "real man" - or "muzhik" - for his persistence in getting to the summit.
    Stay tuned. More to come.
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    The Tiger Accord

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    I think poeple who poach should be hunted by people like me who is a animal lover.
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    But humans are animals too!
    I think it's humans who need to learn to share, it would seem that we learn that on a micro level when we are little kids and then as we grow older, our sharing becomes mere voluntary charity. lol

    wait, that's sad.... But, pick up a newspaper and see that it's true.
    I guess Ghandi was right and the fact is that if we want to see change in the world, we have to first be that change ourselves as individuals.

    I'm glad Russia, which is a powerful nation has signed into this.
    I don't have a lot of confidence ion the abilities to make good on the accord by a lot of the other signing nations due to their own impoverishment and that there is an aid requirement attached to the accord which is only actually gonna reveal more corruptions among those people who accept it.

    Keep on keeping on though I guess...
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    We are taking donations for prizes now

    We are accepting donations for prizes for the WildAid Tiger Claw Championship 2011 to be held at Tiger Claw`s KungFuMagazine.com Championship III & Shark City Nationals on JUNE 4, 2011 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. Contact me via email at Gene@KungFuMagazine.com.
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