Caged Assets: Tiger Farming and Trade

A document jointly produced by EIA, WPSI, Born Free, ENV and others on behalf of the Species Survival Network (SSN) and Education for Nature (ENV) for the 65th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

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  1. […] For more information: Check out the July 2014 report,                                                            “Caged Assets: Tiger Farming and Trade.” […]

  2. […] In China and Laos, for example, the prevailing philosophy and approach is sadly different. Government policy positively encourages the captive breeding of tigers and other wildlife, placing a higher value on the body parts of dead tigers than on live tigers in the wild. Vietnam and Cambodia are dangerously close to following suit. Between China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam there are over 6,500 tigers in captivity, where they are not bred for conservation but for their body parts and for entertainment. Not surprisingly, wild tiger populations in these countries are a fraction of those in India. […]