There are now 5,000-6,000 tigers kept in more than 200 facilities across China – many in horrific conditions and exhibiting symptoms of severe mental and physical distress as well as genetic deformities – in an industry which has sustained and stimulated demand for tiger parts and drives the poaching of wild tigers
A partnership with China Dialogue will deliver a series of in-depth reports, opinions and articles to combat decline of Asia’s tigers. Tiger populations in Asia have plummeted by an estimated 96 per cent since the start of the 20th century, from 100,000 animals to fewer than 4,000. Of those left, half are in India
Alongside the 26th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) in Vienna, we hosted an event, Voices from the Front Line, on combating organised wildlife crime. Hearing first-hand experiences of people working to combat illegal wildlife trade made a lasting impression on the audience.
We are encouraged to learn that the threat of tiger farming to wild tigers is getting its first hearing at the annual plenary session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a high-level political advisory body, currently underway in Beijing
As global attention turns to Beijing, EIA calls on China’s top decision-makers to take a global leadership role in ending demand for tiger parts and products by ensuring tigers are not on a list determining which protected wildlife species can be traded commercially within the country