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Scratching below the surface to expose tiger trade reality

In May 2011, the State Forestry Administration (SFA) of China wrote to the Secretary General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and stated that illegal trade in tiger and other Asian big cat parts in Tibet, Qinghai and Gansu had been “effectively deterred”. This claim was repeated during a meeting of […]

Security of critical tiger habitats must be a priority

This week I’m in Delhi attending a “stocktaking” conference as a follow-up to the Global Tiger Recovery Programme. As they did last year, the Tiger Range Country governments will be reporting on actions implemented against their “to do” lists. The process is still very much one of self-assessment, in the absence of any agreed monitoring […]

Tiger countries must shut down breeding centres

Credibility of international programme hangs in the balance   DELHI, INDIA: Tiger Range Countries meet in Delhi, India next week to evaluate progress of the Global Tiger Recovery Programme (GTRP) in what will be a true test of their national commitment to end the tiger trade. The GTRP was signed into existence in November 2010 […]