Dec 05, 2014 · Serving tiger meat or tiger bone wine (made by steeping tiger bone in rice wine) often seals a business deal, and gifting this wine or displaying …
Poaching for Chinese Markets Pushes Tigers to the Brink Legions of dedicated individuals are deep in the fight to save this majestic creature, the largest of the world’s cats. It’s an animal that faces myriad threats, as all carnivores do, but one factor is largely responsible for their current slide: poaching, driven by the Chinese demand for tiger products.
About 3,000 wild tigers now survive compared with 100,000 at the turn of the 20th century. This abrupt decimation in population count was largely due to the slaughter of tigers by colonial and Indian elite, during the British Raj period, and indeed following India’s independence. Most of those remaining, about 1,700, are India’s Bengal tigers.
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The world lost 97% of its tiger population in a little over a century, but last year, WWF reported that global numbers in the wild had risen from 3,200 in 2010 to about 3,900 in 2016, thanks to the introduction of anti-poaching patrols, habitat protection and other measures.
Tigers Forever, co-authored with award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter, melds images of tigers and their secret behaviors with insights into why one of the world’s most iconic species is careening towards the edge–and describes extraordinary efforts to save them.
Tigers Forever in the news, Reviews of the book, Tigers Forever. “Poaching for Chinese Markets Pushes Tigers to the Brink” “Poaching for Chinese Markets Pushes Tigers to the Brink” by Sharon Guynup. Huff Post Green, December 12, 2014
Apr 30, 2017 · Indonesia has impounded scores of Chinese boats caught poaching in its waters, and in March last year, the Argentine authorities sank a Chinese vessel that tried to ram a coast guard boat. Violent clashes between Chinese fishermen and the South Korean authorities have left a …
Tigers are killed for these products by one of two methods: they either fall victim to illegal tiger poaching in the wild or are bred on tiger farms in China and killed in captivity to satisfy demand within domestic markets.
Poaching one tiger can bring in 10 years’ income on the black market. It is estimated that in 1991, one-third of the Siberian or Amur tigers were killed to meet the …