Year of the Tiger Media Briefing to Address Wild Tiger Status Worldwide
Feb. 9, 2010 03:36 PM
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/09/10 -- A media briefing on Wednesday from leading tiger experts will address the status of tigers around the world, the threats they face and solutions to address their decline, including a special tiger summit in Vladivostok this September.
The briefing comes as many Asian countries prepare to celebrate Year of the Tiger beginning Sunday, Feb. 14 and WWF begins a year-long tiger campaign. An estimated 3,200 tigers are left in the wild and their numbers are declining from a combination of poaching, habitat loss, poorly planned development and illegal trafficking.
The briefing, via teleconference/WebEx will feature:
-- Crawford Allan, Director of TRAFFIC-North America
-- Mike Baltzer, Director of WWF's Global Tiger Initiative
-- Lixin Huang, President of the American College of Traditional Chinese
-- Sybille Klenzendorf, Director of WWF-US Species Conservation Program
-- Keshav S. Varma, Program Director, Global Tiger Initiative, The World
09:00 EDT Wednesday, February 10, 2010
(for time conversion in your time zone, go to: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_BS.aspx)
In person: WWF-US Headquarters, 1250 24th St., NW, Washington, DC 20037
Toll free-U.S. and Canada: 888-278-8465
Toll-U.S. and Canada: 913-981-5580
To view maps and other visuals via WebEx: http://tinyurl.com/yjuws4n
The teleconference will be recorded for later web access at www.worldwildlife.org/tigers
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