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Cleopatra found after 6 years: when the theft has a happy ending

Cleopatra was 5 months old when she was stolen, in 2013, with her sister, to her owners. From American Bully he was a "prey" too fond of that category of thieves specialized in purebred dogs. 

But while the little sister had been found a few days later, wandering several kilometers away from the theft, all traces of Cleopatra were lost. For his masters it would have been a commission theft. 

Difficult to say: what is certain is that the story has a completely unexpected epilogue. A few days ago, in fact, during a routine check, the zoophile guards of Oipa came across a dog that had two microchips. Rather unusual case (sign of some irregularity). 

A microchip was registered to a person who, after moving to another region, he had sold the dog to the current owner, who had actually adopted it. The tests on the older microchip, on the other hand, led to the identification of the legitimate owner: that dog was really Cleopatra. The ending, however, is unexpected: given the relationship that has arisen between the new owner and Cleopatra, the legitimate owners, who were also taken away, have chosen not to claim it, leaving it in its new "adoptive" home.


Today is the "Tiger day": only 3,890 specimens on the planet, a challenge to save the species

Today, Monday 29 July, is World Tiger Day, a symbolic species which, despite its many conservation efforts, is still the protagonist of an unstoppable decline. At the beginning of the last century there were about 100 thousand tigers still free in the wild; today only 3,890 individuals remain, distributed unevenly in 13 different countries (India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Russia, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam), with an estimated population decline of about 97% compared to a century ago. To take stock of the state of conservation of this great cat is the WWF. Now the goal, the WWF says, is to double the number of these animals by 2022, in agreement with the countries involved, reaching 6,000 specimens.

Tigers are currently present in 13 countries: India (where there is the largest population, with 2,226 registered tigers), Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Russia, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. The greatest threat to this feline remains poaching, which is still based today on popular beliefs, fueling an illegal market also linked to traditional Chinese medicine, which uses parts of the feline's body (such as internal organs, bones or teeth) for the production of medicines. This trade covers all of Asia: traditional Chinese medicine is also used in Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Only in a few countries, the WWF emphasizes, "there are real efforts to stop poaching".

A positive example is Nepal, where since 2013 the tigers have increased from 198 to 235, with a population increase of 19%. Thanks to these efforts, the association states, "we have timid positive signs, such as the figure that shows the increase in the global number of tigers from the 3,200 estimated individuals in 2010 to the current 3,890". Various initiatives already in the field, such as the Smart project (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool): a combination of software, training tools and protocols for patrolling the territory in support of biologists and guards in animal monitoring. But the battle for the salvation of the tiger is still long: the illegal trade in wild species, the WWF says, in fact produces a business that can reach about 23 billion dollars a year,

This illegal traffic is the fourth after that of drugs, trafficking in human beings and counterfeit goods. With high earnings: a tiger in the illegal market can be worth up to 150 thousand dollars. One of the WWF's objectives is therefore to redouble the efforts and investments for the protection and management of the 13 crucial areas for the reproduction and conservation of tigers (tigers landscapes), to increase the pressure on governments for the realization of a action plan for tiger conservation and increasing actions to protect the ecological corridors used by tigers for their movements. In 2010, the WWF also launched the ambitious challenge of doubling the number of tigers by 2022. A «very difficult challenge, which involves heavy economic investments,
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Le Minh Hieu is a national-level weightlifter and a Singapore Weightlifting sports performance coach. Hieu's biggest passion is helping everyone find confidence, happiness, and health through fitness.


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