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Items tagged 'Global Tiger Recovery Programme'

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 […]

Too little time at CITES CoP16 for threats to tigers

  Well, that’s CITES CoP16 over. It’s been an historic two weeks for marine and timber species. Hard-fought battles that commenced years ago have come to a constructive and logical conclusion in the interests of sharks, manta rays and rosewoods. For Asian big cats, there was a good decision that will direct the CITES Secretariat […]

As world focuses on tigers, other Asian big cats are killed

LONDON: With the 2nd Asian Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation in Bhutan preparing to discuss the plight of snow leopards today (October 23), the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has warned that it and Asia’s other big cats are in danger of being forgotten. “The tiger is very much a symbol of the rampant demand […]

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 […]