11/09/2007

《科学》刊登的“华南虎”照片与说明(中、英、图)


RARE-TIGER PHOTO FLAP MAKES FUR FLY IN CHINA

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/vol318/issue5852/r-samples.dtl


Flat cat?


CREDIT: ZHOU ZHENGLONG


A few weeks ago, tiger researchers celebrated the news that a South China tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensis) had been spotted--and photographed--in the wilds of Shaanxi Province. But netizens in China and elsewhere have declared it only a "paper tiger" after scrutinizing the two available images.


几个星期前, 当老虎研究者都为拍到华南虎照片而欢呼的时候,中国和其他地方的网民仔细研究了公布的2副照片却认为照片上只不过是个纸老虎


Although the species has been declared "functionally extinct," reports of tiger activity in the heavily forested Qinba Mountains prompted Shaanxi officials to offer a reward to anyone able to photograph one of the tigers.


虽然华南虎已经被认为濒临灭绝动物, 老虎在QINBA 山的活动促使陕西地方政府为拍到老虎照片的人提供奖励


At a 12 October press conference in Xian, Zhou Zhenglong, a former hunter, told a rapt audience of his quest to photograph the beast, crawling to within 20 meters of one and snapping 71 images. When the camera's flash went off, the tiger roared and disappeared, he said.


10月12日,在西安举办的一次新闻发布会上,周正龙老猎人告诉听众他是怎么拍摄到老虎照片的.他爬了20米,拍摄了71张照片.周正龙说,当他闪光灯亮了后,老虎咆哮着不见了。


Skeptics, citing factors such as the tiger's tame-looking expression and unreal coat color--as well as the fact that the two photos portray exactly the same tiger but differently positioned foliage-- think it's more likely that someone planted a cardboard tiger in the bushes.


持假老虎观点的人认为 老虎神态不凶猛皮毛不真实和老虎在2个不同照片中呈现的样子确是一致. 认为可能是有人把纸老虎放在树林中再拍摄的老虎的照片


Fu Dezhi, a botanist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, adds that the plants are not to scale in relation to the tiger. Zhou, who was paid 20,000 yuan ($2666) for the images, says, "I guarantee with my head that the photographs are authentic."


傅得志中科院的植物学家认为照片上的植物和老虎的比例不一致. 而因为拍到老虎获得2万元奖励的周正龙说我能用我头担保老虎是真的


The Shaanxi Forestry Bureau is pushing ahead with plans for a thorough survey and a tiger reserve. "It's tremendously exciting news, if it can be substantiated," says tiger expert Gary Koehler of Washington state's Department of Fish and Wildlife


陕西政府正在着手调查老虎和保护老虎.. 美国一个老虎专家GARY koehler说如果能证实是真的华南虎的话实在令人太兴奋了


转载自:http://county.aweb.com.cn/2007/11/9/480200711091121590.html

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