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Eye of the Tiger

white tiger Gung Hay Fat Choy! Around the world it is the Lunar New Year, Chinese New Year, or Spring festival. The year 2010 is the year of the White Metal Tiger. Promising to be a fruitful and positive year astrologically. We are encouraged to to aim at fulfilling our most cherished plans.

In that spirit, and to honour the symbol of the year, let us direct our attention to the flesh and blood tigers of the world.


The World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
, reports there may be as few as 3200 tigers alive today.

India, which has the largest wild tiger population in the world, is estimated to have fewer than 1400.

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Climate change is a huge threat to tigers . Rising sea levels are destroying habitat.  Destruction of forest for timber, agriculture and road building contribute to vanishing land for tigers to live on. Poachers for their skins and organs for their “medicinal” properties, all threaten the survival of the species.

You can help Save the wild tiger.

Launching an ambitious project to double the wild tiger population by 2022, the next year of the tiger, the WWF campaign coincides with the new year.

Conservation projects, raising awareness, ending poaching, and encouraging industry to better manage forests will help in this effort.

If action is not taken there may be no tigers left by 2022.
This is a critical point in time.

Tigers are in crisis, it is up to us to take a stand.
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