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    Some good news

    Census claims big rise in tiger tally
    Radha Venkatesan, TNN | Mar 29, 2011, 02.50am IST

    COIMBATORE: The big cats are making big strides in Tamil Nadu. At least 163 tigers are on the prowl in the jungles of Tamil Nadua more than 100% increase in the tiger population in the last four years.

    In 2006, just 76 tigers were counted in Tamil Nadu. But the 2010 tiger census, which was released in New Delhi on Monday, showed that the population of tigers in the state has soared to 163.

    "A minimum of 153 tigers and a maximum of 187 tigers could be roaming the forests of Tamil Nadu. But the medium estimate is that at least 163 tigers are living in Tamil Nadu jungles. This is a phenomenal increase in tiger population. Our conservation efforts have paid off," chief conservator of forests R Sundararaju told TOI. The most heartening tale in tiger conservation comes from Mudumalai and the adjoining forests stretching up to Sathyamangalam.

    In Mudumalai Tiger reserve alone, camera traps had captured at least 39 tigers. And in all, at least a 100 tigers are estimated to be prowling the contiguous forests of Mudumalai Tiger reserve, Sigur plateau, Nilgiris, Moyyar valley and Sathyamanglam forests in western Tamil Nadu. "The Mudumalai-Moyyar belt has emerged as the key tiger habitat of Tamil Nadu,"says the forest official.

    For the first time in tiger census history, cameras were placed in 100 places in Mudumalai and adjoining jungles to get visual evidence of the presence of the big cats.

    "We have launched several initiatives from patrolling on elephants to involving the tribals in conservation," says Mudumalai Tiger Reserve field director, Dr Rajiv Srivatsava.

    However, tiger experts in the country are sceptical about the tiger census figures and caution against complacency in tiger conservation. They argue that the census was carried out this time in new areas like the Sathyamangalam and Sigur plateau thus potentially providing a boost to the tiger figures. In the 2006 census, the camera traps were placed and pug marks of tigers were lifted only in the tiger reserves of Mudumalai and Anamalai tiger reserve in western Tamil Nadu and Kalakkad-Mundanthurai in southern Tamil Nadu.

    "There is no need for complacency in tiger conservation...For we do not know how scientific these data are," K Ullas Karanth, a tiger expert and director of Centre for Wildlife Studies.

    The census has shown a 16% increase in tiger population in the country. "The census has shown an increase of 16% compounded over 4 years, suggesting that the previous decline has been reversed...Since various threats faced by tigers do not appear to have diminished in the last four years, it is difficult to explain the claimed reversal of the decline of tigers," says Dr Karanth.

    However, wildlife conservationists in Tamil Nadu agree that the tiger habitats are increasing and that the tiger population is "holding if not drastically increasing".

    The World Wide Fund has spotted 51 tigers in the Sathyamangalam-Moyyar-Sigur belt in the camera traps.

    Increase in tiger population should lead to stepped-up vigil in conservation, say wildlife activists. For the presence of considerable number of tigers could draw poachers to the western forest fringes of Tamil Nadu.

    "In Western Tamil Nadu alone, 120 tigers are said to be on the prowl. Unless we increase the patrolling and keep the poachers away, we cannot save these big cats," says K Kalidasan of OSAI, a wildlife NGO based in Coimbatore.
    Note that we've revamped the WildAid Tiger Champion slightly this year so it includes all endangered wild animals that WildAid seeks to protect, not just tigers.
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    Health benefits of tiger's blood

    Anyone? Heard you could put it in your food. I guess they use it in the Vatican.
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    Have you got tigers blood? Winning!
    Go hard or go home or some where else up to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper View Post
    Have you got tigers blood? Winning!

    You made me lol with that.

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    Killing tigers is moral and ethical bankruptcy.

    so...winning!
    Kung Fu is good for you.

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    Well, that was a pretty slick TTT.

    Still, I'm sure they just keep a live tiger and drain it periodically. Totally humane, they can test it's cholesterol at the same time. "Better eat less red meat."

    Should this be merged with kung fu vampires?

    Oh yeah, and please make you donations now.

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    Back OT

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    Brother,

    you have 50 bottles of Dit Da Jow coming your way via UPS.

    Let me know if they get broken at all.
    Mouth Boxers have not the testicular nor the spinal fortitude to be known.
    Hence they hide rather than be known as adults.

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    Thanks Dale!

    Once again, your donation will go to support our WildAid Tiger Claw Champion. Dale, I took the liberty of copying your previous post here from our Tiger Claw's KungFuMagazine.com Championship III & Shark City Nationals thread.

    Every competitor in this special benefit division will get a gift bag. We're still accepting donations for this gift bag as well as for prizes (all for promotional consideration, of course). Donations to WildAid are tax deductible.
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    Sal Redner took a nice shot of our trophy and posted it on his facebook


    The WildAid Tiger Claw Champion trophy!
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    Another donation!

    Along with Dale's generous donation of Dit Da Jow, Ben Costa has donated some autographed Artist Editions of his work, PANG.

    Tiger Claw has also donated a $100 gift certificate again and Tony Kattengell of Shark City has arranged for some Skagen watches to be donated too.

    Stay tuned. We should have a big update on our WildAid Tiger Claw Championship here next week.
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    We've announced more prizes!

    The WildAid TigerClaw Champion 2011:
    • iPad 2
    • Back Cover showcase in the September October 2011 issue of Kung Fu Tai Chi
    • Inside Back Cover showcase in 2011-2012 issue of Kung Fu Tai Chi
    • ‘got qi?’ showcase in 2011-2012 issue of Kung Fu Tai Chi
    • Custom Tiger Trophy
    • Pang: The Wandering Shaolin Monk by Ben Costa, Artist’s autographed edition

    2nd place:
    • $100 Gift Certificate for TigerClaw.com
    • Pang: The Wandering Shaolin Monk by Ben Costa, Artist’s autographed edition

    3rd place:
    • SKAGEN wristwatch
    • Pang: The Wandering Shaolin Monk by Ben Costa, Artist’s autographed edition

    4th place:
    • SKAGEN wristwatch
    • Pang: The Wandering Shaolin Monk by Ben Costa, Artist’s autographed edition

    In addition, all entries will receive a special gift bag, including a bottle of Tiger-free Dit Da Jow from CDIA.

    Thanks to everyone who has donated prizes. There's still time left to make a donation and donations to WildAid are tax-deductible.
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    Special gifts for entries in WildAid Tiger Claw contestants

    Every registered contestant in our special benefit exhibition divisions for the WildAid Tiger Claw Champion and Songshan Shaolin Champion will receive a special gift bag. In addition to gifts from Tiger Claw, all WildAid entries will receive a baseball cap from Tiger Balm
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    This division will run early on Saturday

    Tiger Claw's KungFuMagazine.com Championship will begin with the First Timer Division at 9AM. The WildAid Tiger Claw Champion will run as soon as the main stage soon after.
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    The WildAid Tiger Claw Champion 2011

    The WildAid Tiger Claw Champion 2011 is Zhang Yongbiao.

    2nd place runner up: Jimmy Tu.

    3rd place runner up: Jonathan Chang.

    Congratulations to all of our participants, and thank you all for your support of WildAid!
    Gene Ching
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