There are only about 4,000 wild tigers remaining across their Asian range, a 96 per cent decline since the turn of the 20th century. In recent years they have become extinct in Cambodia and functionally extinct in Laos and Vietnam. They are perilously close to extinction in China, while Myanmar and Malaysia reported significant declines in 2019. The wild tiger’s stronghold is India, home to over half of the world population. In contrast, there are over 7,000 tigers in captivity in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and China where they serve no conservation purpose. The skins, bones, teeth and claws of many of these ‘farmed’ tigers end up in trade.