Three sub-species of tiger have become extinct this century without a whisper and only five remain.
India is home to two thirds of the world population of tigers. The immediate threat to their survival is from poaching to supply the Asian markets for tiger bones and body parts. In India the Royal Bengal tiger edges towards extinction because of a complete lack of political will to save it.
Indian experts know the problems, are aware of some of the solutions and advocate them daily. But they are routinely ignored.
This report stands as a plea to the office of the Indian Prime Minister to act to reverse the rapid loss of India’s wildlife and forests.