I want to see the Tiger Poachers turn to Tiger Protectors

International Tiger Day, also known as Global Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for Tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersberg Tiger Summit. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues.

Global Tiger Day is July 29, and is celebrated around the world with special ceremonies, youth rallies, and educational activities to help bring the message of tiger conservation to remote villages in the Hukaung Valley in Myanmar all the way to Dhaka, Bangladesh, and even in Washington, DC., Thailand embarks on smarter patrols to better protect the tiger

Four years after the launch of the Global Tiger Initiative, the partnership has taken firm root in the thirteen tiger range country governments and begun to attract interest from outside the traditional conservation community. The World Bank signed two new agreements at GTI’s 4th Anniversary event, Global Tiger Initiative – Outcomes and Challenges.

GTRP Implementation Report – 2012

Several champions of the Global Tiger Initiative, ministers from tiger range countries, and international partners spoke on Tuesday, June 26 at the World Bank and assessed progress on implementing the Global Tiger Recovery Program. The Recovery Program was endorsed 18 months ago in St. Petersburg, and the Global Tiger Initiative will release the first Implementation Report at this meeting: Global Tiger Initiative – Outcomes and Challenges.

http://www.globaltigerinitiative.org/

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Beast versus Man: A Grave Effect of Climate Change

Children on their way to school examine the carcass of one of the lions killed by Maasai warriors as revenge for the death of their livestock.

Sometime last month; an unbelievable scene took place in the southern side of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley. Lions from a nearby animal reserve attacked meek sheep and goats belonging to the sleepy Maasai village that bordered it. The incident was one of its kind; as almost a full herd was destroyed. Later the Morans (Maasai Warriors) ganged up and launched a revenge on the wild cats,killing six of them, but a few days later the beasts retaliated with the hunting down of the remaining livestock. Observing this, I can only quip that this ugly human-wildlife conflict is the product of lack of food for the animals. Famine in the wild due to minute rain is an effect of global warming and as such; has led to severe starvation in the savannah. The food chain has been disrupted; because the vegetation is scarce  leading to the death of the herbivores that are preyed on by the Kings of the Jungle. Meanwhile, the Kenya Wildlife Services is faced with the dilemma on whether or not to prosecute the villagers. Despite the Maasai having acted in self-defense they broke the law since lions are currently among East Africa’s endangered species. If we only work to improve our environment; we the Maasai can be able to live in peace with other creatures like we used to before.

By Sylvia Nashipae Mosiany,

Nakuru,

Kenya.

Grand Ma, what has changed?

By Monica Mbugua, Kenya

I asked my grand ma to tell me about her life as she grew up and how different it was from the way she see’s life now. Her face lite up because for her it was a nostalgic feeling that brought up a happy memory.

Some of the things she remembers is that the weather back then was a lot cooler and more pleasant than it is now. She enjoyed every changing season because with it would come lots of excitement for the period it lasted. It was Weiterlesen

Lake Nakuru in the Great Rift Valley

By Merculine Maoncha, Kenya

– The UNESCO world heritage site of Lake Nakuru is situated approximately 164 kilometers from Nairobi, a two hour’s drive from Nairobi city. It is dominated by a gentle undulating terrain with open bush and woodlands, typical of the dry rift valley vegetation. Weiterlesen