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The dizzying and furious political ‘dance of the tigers’

For ages I’ve been talking about doing a Tango for Tigers, raising awareness and funds for tigers via the dance floor. This week, however, the tango has taken place from the floor of a conference hall in Geneva, where Parties to the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) have been talking tigers. […]

Calling ‘time’ on tiger farms and skin sales

China & others urged to take action to help wild Asian big cats   LONDON: Countries with operations farming tigers and other Asian big cats must shut down such facilities and destroy stockpiled body parts and derivatives. And China – which has the world’s greatest number of tiger farms – must terminate its ‘legal’ domestic […]

Petition presses China to end all tiger trade

Zero tolerance is the only way to preserve the last wild tigers LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency today endorses a new petition calling on Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on tiger trade. The petition has been organised by TigerTime, an initiative of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation which has garnered mass […]

Tigers and big cats: the good, the bad & the ugly

We’re nearly one year on from the International Tiger Forum in St Petersburg, Russia, where just five leaders of Tiger Range Countries attended in a show of commitment to double the wild tiger population by 2022, the next Year of the Tiger. Can we really say we’ve seen any progress since then? I don’t mean, […]