Our reports

A Deadly Game Of Cat And Mouse

In this report, we urge the Government of China to establish a specialised multi-agency enforcement unit with the skills and resources to proactively investigate criminal networks trafficking and selling Asian big cat parts and derivatives.

Front cover of our briefing entitled Saving the Wild Tiger: Enforcement, tiger trade and free market folly - an EIA discussion document

Tiger Farming Economics Don’t Add Up

Briefing looking at many of the arguments put forward by supporters of tiger farming, highlighting the false assumptions used by pro-trade advocates. We believe proponents of tiger farming have based their support on flawed assumptions and studies which do not fully grasp or reflect realities of illegal wildlife trade

Skin Deep

A briefing for the 57th meeting of CITES Standing Committee, 14-18 July 2008. Undercover work in China in June 2008 found 14 shops offering Asian big cat skins for sale, including nine whole snow leopard skins, 13 whole leopard skins, five pieces of leopard skin trim and a whole tiger skin

Front cover of our report entitled Availability of Tiger Bone Wine in China

Availability of Tiger Bone Wine at Wild Animal Parks in China

A briefing revealing how animal parks in China are selling illegal tiger bone wine. Our investigators were offered tiger bone wine at ‘wild animal’ parks / safaris within a four-hour drive of Beijing. Despite national laws and strict regulations, businesses in China are still engaged in illegal trade in tiger products

Skinning The Cat

The illegal trade in poached skins between India, Nepal and China is the most significant immediate threat to the continued existence of the tiger in the wild. Although the importance of the problem has been recognised and information is readily available, the lucrative illegal trade continues.

Front cover of our report entitled The Tiger Skin Trail

The Tiger Skin Trail

A report released at the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP13) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). It reveals new evidence of the illegal trade in tiger skins, drawing together information from India, Nepal and China as the source, transit and destination countries