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February 09, 2010 15:35 ET

Year of the Tiger Media Briefing to Address Wild Tiger Status Worldwide

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 9, 2010) - 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.

WHO:

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 Medicine
  • Sybille Klenzendorf, Director of WWF-US Species Conservation Program
  • Keshav S. Varma, Program Director, Global Tiger Initiative, The World Bank Group

WHEN:

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)

WHERE:

In person: WWF-US Headquarters, 1250 24th St., NW, Washington, DC 20037

Teleconference/WebEx: 
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

International Toll Free Lines (if your country is not listed, please contact Lee Poston at lee.poston@wwfus.org):

Argentina 0800-666-2304
Australia 1-800-635-889
Austria 0800-292-825
Bahamas 1-800-205-6428
Belgium 0800-755-14
Brazil 0800-891-9809
Chile 123-002-097-13
China, Northern 10-800-714-1207
China, Southern 10 800 140 1231
Colombia 18-005-180-842
Costa Rica 0800-015-0460
Czech Republic 800 700 374
Denmark 80 889 080
Dominican Republic 1-888-751-4418
France 0800-900-282
Germany 0-800-180-0004
Greece 00 800 161 2205 6428
Hong Kong 800-903-317
Hungary 06-800-164-11
India 000 8001007364
Indonesia 001-803-017-6428
Ireland 1-800-949-000
Israel 1 80 924 6064
Italy 800 839 052
Japan 00531-16-0861
Korea (South) 00-308-132-036
Latvia 8000 2856
Lithuania 8 800 3 05 42
Luxembourg 800-279-35
Malaysia 1-800-813-914
Mexico 001-800-514-6428
Monaco 800-934-53
Netherlands 0 800 022 4131
New Zealand 0800-451-142
Norway 800-198-15
Panama 00 800 226 6428
Philippines 1-800-111-00887
Poland 00 800 111 50 07
Portugal 800-819-830
Russia 810-800-272-710-12
Singapore 800-101-2035
Slovenia 0-800-802-29
South Africa 0-800-981-188
Spain 900-947-637
Sweden 020-793-401
Switzerland 0 800 899 609
Taiwan 00-801-127-015
Thailand 001-800-156-205-6428
United Kingdom 0-808-101-1402
Uruguay 000-401-902-25
Venezuela 0-800-100-8319

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