www.atigerjournal.com" title="'a Tiger Journal.com'">a Tiger Journal.com is launching its tiger interview series with Fred Bagley of the U.S. May 24, 2012
To launch its interview series on endangered tigers, the endangered species blog 'a Tiger Journal.com' is featuring an interview with Fred Bagley, project officer for the Asia portions of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife Without Borders Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund and Great Ape Conservation Fund.
In his interview with a Tiger Journal.com, Bagley, who has worked for the Service’s Division of International Conservation for over 20 years says he sees hope for saving endangered tigers in the wild. At least for the tigers who are provided sufficient resources.
“I believe that wild tiger populations will continue to exist at those sites where sufficient money, trained personnel and government commitment are available to implement the actions that are needed to conserve them,” says Bagley. “At those many sites across the range where that is not happening I expect them to be lost.”
Bagley, who has been with the Service since 1989, works with international, regional, and local organizations on the conservation of the tiger, greater one-horned rhino, Javan rhino, Sumatran rhino, orangutan and gibbon. This provides him with a unique vantage point to see what is happening to tigers, and other wildlife, in the wild...Congress passed a law to establish the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund. The estimated number of tigers in the wild dropped from over 100,000 in the 1900's to around 4,000 in the 1970's. Today, tigers are a critically endangered species with the total of all the wild populations of the five remaining subspecies of tigers (Bengal tigers, Indo Chinese tigers, Siberian tigers, South China tigers, and Sumatran tigers) estimated still below 5,000 tigers.
Experts estimate that more than 500 tigers are killed each year.
Of the eight original subspecies of tigers, three have become extinct in the last 60 years. The Bali tiger became extinct in the 1930's; the Caspian tiger in the 1970's; and the Javan tiger in the 1980's.
Recent surveys indicate the South China tiger may have become extinct in the wild, with only 47 remaining alive in China’s zoos. It is well positioned to become the next subspecies of tiger to vanish from the face of the Earth.
The author of 'a Tiger Journal.com,' Endangered Species Journalist Craig Kasnoff, created 'a Tiger Journal.com' to “promote the plight of endangered tigers to help save them from extinction.”
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