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International Tiger Day – Zero Demand for Zero Poaching!

On International Tiger Day, EIA and 44 other NGOs raised the alarm of increasing tiger poaching and called for an end to all tiger farming and trade. Instead of complying with a 2007 CITES decision to stop tiger farming, China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam have allowed tiger farming and trade to spiral out of control

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Uncertainty for tigers under China’s new wildlife law

On July 2, China passed amendments to its Wildlife Protection Law (WPL), effective from 2017. We are extremely concerned that the revised law risks further entrenching the culture of commodification of tigers at a time when the world’s remaining wild tigers desperately need China to work towards ending demand

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Putting tigers on the agenda at the European Parliament

Wednesday’s event on tiger trade in the European Parliament, hosted by Neena Gill MEP, was a great success and a valuable opportunity for MEPs, the European Commission and other stakeholders in the European Union to obtain first-hand information from the NGOs on the ground about the tiger trade

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Meeting urges top-level govt action – but omits tiger farms

The 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation, running from April 12-14 in New Delhi, has culminated with the adoption of a resolution that new impetus is needed to end poaching and the trafficking of tiger parts and derivatives, and to halt declines of tiger habitat and prey

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Call for tiger conference to commit to ‘zero demand’

Tiger range countries must commit to end tiger farming and all domestic and international trade in parts and derivatives of tigers from captive facilities, many of which are engaged in legal and illegal trade. There are an estimated 7,000 tigers in captivity in so-called tiger farms in South-East Asia and China