Blood of the Tiger: A Story of Conspiracy, Greed, and the Battle to Save a Magnificent Species by J.A. MillsBlood of the Tiger takes readers on a wild ride to save one of the world’s rarest animals from a band of Chinese billionaires.
Many people think wild tigers are on the road to recovery, but they are in greater danger than ever—from a menace few experts saw coming.
There may be only three thousand wild tigers left in the entire world. More shocking is the fact that twice that many—some six thousand—have been bred on farms, not for traditional medicine but to supply a luxury-goods industry that secretly sells tiger-bone wine, tiger-skin décor, and exotic cuisine enjoyed by China’s elite.
Two decades ago, international wildlife investigator J. A. Mills went undercover to expose bear farming in China and discovered the plot to turn tigers into nothing more than livestock. Thus begins the story of a personal crusade in which Mills mobilizes international forces to awaken the world to a conspiracy so pervasive that it threatens every last tiger in the wild.
In this memoir of triumph, heartbreak, and geopolitical intrigue, Mills and a host of heroic comrades try to thwart a Chinese cadre’s plan to launch billion-dollar industries banking on the extinction of not just wild tigers but also elephants and rhinos. Her journey takes her across Asia, into the jungles of India and Nepal, to Russia and Africa, traveling by means from elephant back to presidential motorcade, in the company of man-eaters, movie stars, and world leaders. She finds reason for hope in the increasing number of Chinese who do not want the blood of the last wild tigers to stain their beloved culture and motherland.
Set against the backdrop of China’s ascendance to world dominance, Blood of the Tiger tells of a global fight to rein in the forces of greed on behalf of one of the world’s most treasured and endangered animals.
What do you know about SHARKS?
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On a Monday in February , Carlos Pages pored over paperwork that accompanied a huge shipment of animals that had just arrived at Miami International Airport on a flight from Paraguay. The crates and boxes contained a wide assortment of species—some 3, toads, frogs, tarantulas and snakes. Then an email tip came in, informing him that the documents were forged. Eleven days later, the animals were loaded back on a plane, headed home. En route of them perished.
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Presentation on theme: "What Do You Know About Sharks?"— Presentation transcript:
Recounts the author's experience with shark attack while fishing in Galveston Island, Texas. Description of this summer's incidents of shark attacks in Texas. Theories regarding the causes of shark attacks are discussed. Reports on the increase in shark attacks in the United States in Researchers' beliefs regarding the reason behind the attacks; Reason for the higher number of attacks; Need for people who enter the ocean to remain wary.
Sharks are fish that range in size from as large as 15 tons to as small as 10 inches. Most sharks are harmless. Only about two dozen species attack humans. Some scientists think that the attacking sharks mistake the sounds of swimming humans for that of injured fish. The great white shark, the tiger shark, and the bull shark are the most dangerous to humans. Some extra videos of various sharks some that we studied and some new ones for your viewing enjoyment.