Victory for Tiger Conservation!
Yesterday Congress passed an omnibus bill that will keep the government funded through September 2016. The $1.1 trillion omnibus package provides discretionary funding for the government, and has sealed the fate of all government programs for the next year. International wildlife conservation emerged as a clear winner. The Multinational Species Conservation Funds (MSCF) of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which provide millions of dollars annually to support critical on th
END Wildlife Trafficking Act Introduced in the Senate
On Thursday, December 10th, Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen America’s role in fighting the illegal wildlife trade. The aptly named Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act (S. 2385) is the third wildlife trafficking bill to be introduced in this session of Congress, following the Wildlife Trafficking Enforcement Act (S. 27) and the Global Anti-Poaching Act (H.R. 2494), which passed the
Tiger Awareness Week at Clemson University
Looking out from Cooper Library, the phrase “3200” written out in bright orange flags catches the eye: a symbol that marked the start of an impactful week. Clemson’s 2nd Annual National Tiger Awareness Week took place this year from November 9-13th. While there are only 3200 tigers left in the wild, there are far greater numbers of tigers being kept in captivity here in America. This statistic is staggering especially when considering the harm and abuse that is often associat
Tiger Awareness Week a Massive Hit at Auburn University
The week of November 9th marked the 2nd Annual National Tiger Awareness Week, celebrating the big cats by raising awareness and funds for conservation efforts. Tigers for Tigers, a student-led effort that spans multiple tiger-mascot schools across the country, set out to make a difference through fundraisers, skits, flyers and more. This year saw quite a success through Auburn University, participating in their first Tiger Awareness Week. Auburn’s T4T group had one major goal