A report released at the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP13) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). It reveals new evidence of the illegal trade in tiger skins, drawing together information from India, Nepal and China as the source, transit and destination countries
A report highlighting the devastation of vital tiger habitat by mining companies for luxury items consumed in India and abroad. In Jamwa Ramgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, in the Indian state of Rajasthan, the destruction of key tiger habitat has resulted from quarrying for talc and marble
Thailand has shown itself to be woefully inadequate in implementing domestic legislation to stamp out the tiger trade and in enforcing international agreements to which it is a signatory. Thailand has also become a conduit for illegal trade as well as a manufacturer and supplier of tiger products
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.