Tigers on the rise: New sightings in Thailand forest for the first time in four years

Tigers have been spotted in an area of a forest in Western Thailand for the first time in four years, according to conservation group Panthera. Camera traps have captured footage of three male tigers roaming at night, including at one point peering directly into one of the camera traps. There are estimated to be about 160 Indochinese tigers left in the wild in Thailand. They … Continue reading Tigers on the rise: New sightings in Thailand forest for the first time in four years

Nick Sider: Artist with an affinity for big cats creates hyperrealistic paintings that stretch “beyond what a photograph could capture”

Canadian artist Nick Sider has been fascinated by big cats since he was a child and his meticulous attention to detail in depicting the cat family on canvas is certainly something else. The self-taught artist, now based in New York, has become known for his hyperrealistic paintings that “extend beyond what a photograph could ever capture”, capturing the minutest detail of his subject matter. While … Continue reading Nick Sider: Artist with an affinity for big cats creates hyperrealistic paintings that stretch “beyond what a photograph could capture”

Global Tiger Day raising awareness for tiger conservation

Today is officially Global Tiger Day, an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation. There are only around 3,900 wild tigers left in the world. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the planet has lost over 95% of the world’s wild tiger population. On Global Tiger Day, WWF urges tiger-range governments to strengthen anti-poaching efforts and reinforce investments in rangers, in order to halt the crisis and safeguard wild … Continue reading Global Tiger Day raising awareness for tiger conservation