At one time, 100,000+ tigers ranged wild in the world, from Siberia to India. But not now. Today, the number is more like 5,000 and a recent surprising discovery suggests that time is running out for these tigers as well. 60 MINUTES traveled to India to visit the animals in their natural habitat and find out first hand what’s driving wild tigers to extinction. Scott Pelley’s rare up-close-and-personal look at this magnificent beast can be seen on this week’s 60 MINUTES (Sunday, November 19, 7:00pm ET/PT on CBS).
API received an early holiday gift this year with the arrival of a number of copies of Tails of Devotion — A Look at the Bond between People and Their Pets. Produced by Emily Scott Pottruck, this beautifully photographed coffee-table book features pet lovers and their loved ones along with letters to them from their animal companions.
Skin trade could wipe out India’s tigers
Tigers in India, which contains half of the world’s surviving population, face extinction unless an illicit skin trade run by criminal gangs between the subcontinent and Tibet is brought under control, campaigners said yesterday.
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The fall MEXA show in Moscow reports exhibition space is already 80% booked. Unlike the spring show held in May for the trade only, this event also is open to the public and usually provides a strong sendoff to Russia’s retail season. It takes place October 20-22 in Hall 3 of the city’s Expocenter Fairgrounds. A highlight will be a seminar on karakul lamb, now in a fashion comeback. It will be led by Michael Hasse, head of the fur school in St. Petersburg. Participants are advised to register. Last year’s event opened when local temperatures had dropped to minus-10 Celsius and it attracted more than 24,000 visitors. It featured 111 exhibitors, more than half from abroad. The merchandise mix was described as 80% garments, hats and accessories and 20% skins.