Eradicating the market for big cats

Unchecked demand for tiger parts and products is now threatening all of the world’s big cats.

This visual briefing, prepared by EIA, Education for Nature Vietnam and Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand under a project funded by the UK Government through the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund, introduces the different ways in which big cat parts are processed and consumed, major trade hubs and routes, and policies that are undermining efforts to reduce demand.

Key among such problem policies is rampant commercial breeding of tigers in China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and South Africa. Trade in captive tiger parts exacerbates demand for tiger products and undermines enforcement and demand reduction efforts.