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TIGERS ARE ROARING BACK IN INDIA, NEPAL AND THAILAND, THANKS TO STRENUOUS INTERVENTIONS IN THE PAST FEW YEARS. While the fate of the world’s tiger populations remains extremely precarious, indicators suggest that the combined urgent interventions, increased anti-poaching efforts and habitat management efforts of the last few years may be taking hold, reports Josh Cohen, company director of wildlife viewing specialist Wild Planet Adventures. Thailand has had initial success with a tiger comeback in the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in the vast Western Forest Complex, which includes Kaeng Krachan National Park, the third largest and least-visited national Park in Thailand. Close to the border of Myanmar, visitors may see black leopard and have the best possibility to see tigers in the wild. Thailand’s Klong Seang Wildlife Sanctuary has been 12

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nearly inaccessible until recently. It is several hours from the nearest village and the only other humans are occasional passing fishermen. Because of this extreme isolation, Klong Seang harbors healthy populations of rare animals including the elusive clouded leopard and Sumatran tigers. This lakeside wildlife sanctuary features hundreds of inlets and coves best explored through a combination of long-tail boat and silent kayaking, offered exclusively Wild Planet Adventures, the only US operator in the park. Unknown and nearly inaccessible, a new floating aqua-lodge on the lake makes an ideal base near breathtaking limestone karst formations. Cohen promises that this lodge “provides previously unavailable creature comforts in style, in a completely isolated setting and with a world-class Thai restaurant.” Visitors also

Ok summer 2014  

Official Karate Magazine featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Ok summer 2014  

Official Karate Magazine featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles