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India: The challenge of living with leopards

By Wed, Jan 14, 2015 6:00AM UTC A leopard relaxes in Rajiv Gandhi Tiger Reserve, Nagarhole, Kabini, Karnataka, India. Pic: Srikaanth Sekar (Flickr CC)

Last week I asked the question, “What is the price of a tiger’s life?” in reference to the ongoing challenge of humans living together with tigers in India. Tigers are both prized by poachers and feared by villagers whose neighborhoods and farms sometimes overlap with the range of a tiger. That combination cannot work out in the tigers’ favor.

China arrests dozens for selling pork from diseased pigs

By Mon, Jan 12, 2015 11:53AM UTC Pic: Mercy for Animals Canada (Flickr CC)

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have arrested more than 110 people on suspicion of selling pork from diseased pigs in the country’s latest food safety scandal.

California man accused of smuggling endangered fish to Asia

By Sat, Jan 10, 2015 2:25PM UTC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles-area man has been arraigned on charges of smuggling millions of dollars’ worth of fish, including some that are endangered.

What is the price of a tiger’s life?

By Wed, Jan 07, 2015 4:00PM UTC Pic: Tambako The Jaguar (Flickr CC)

The largest of the big cats, the tiger is a critically endangered species — its numbers having dropped from circa 100,000 at the beginning of the 20th century to less than 4,000 wild individuals today. Tigers once lived across Asia, but have been wiped out from nearly all of their

Burma arrests more than 100 foreigners for illegal logging

By Tue, Jan 06, 2015 8:40PM UTC Burma  arrests more than 100 foreigners for illegal logging

YANGON, Burma (AP) — The Burma army has arrested more than 100 foreigners after finding illegal logging occurring near the Chinese border.

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