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I am a tiger. I was born ina Tiger Year according to the Chinese astrological calendar. In the past couple of twelve-year cycles, environmental organizations like the World Wildlife Fund and the Environmental Defense Fund have marked the occasion by using Tiger Years to focus public attention on the ever-more-dire plight of tigers in the wild, mounting ambitious educational and fundraising programs to save these endangered big cats, whose numbers in the wild total roughly three thousand. An interesting twist, this: birth signs in the cause of conservation. Not that I belittle such efforts; indeed, I support them. I do not like to imagine living in a world without tigers.

Updated April 26, A growing add up to of women who love adventure after that the outdoors are embracing a by tradition male-dominated pastime — hunting. Their anger for the skills they learn after that the challenges they work through is evident, as is the amount of criticism they attract. Emma Sears grew up in a farming family all the rage Stratford, in Victoria's East Gippsland, after that was out hunting ducks, rabbits after that foxes at a young age. Ms Sears last year worked at three major hunting industry trade shows all the rage the United States, where she met hundreds of like-minded women. Ms Sears hunts for trophies and for animal protein, harvesting as much meat off an animal as possible. She also loves the bush and exploring new countryside. And it makes you want en route for go back and be successful.

Designed for seven years, Miriam Lancewood and her husband Peter have lived a drifting life — she is the huntsman and he is the cook. Stefanie Marsh meets them to hear why. M iriam Lancewood has been active off gridin the wild, for seven years now and she can allay pinpoint the exact moment she knew she had truly broken with collective norms. She had just started active wild, in the New Zealand Alpswhen she developed a persistent dandruff badly behave. Luckily, she remembered reading about an ancient remedy. She is powerfully built; almost the double of Sarah Connor from The Terminator. A Dutch Sarah Connor — she was born all the rage Holland. They have less of a need to prove themselves. Five years into their nomadic life in Additional Zealand, Miriam decided to write a book about her experiences.