Statistical findings of the tiger trade in Asia
Mar 11, 2013
A recent report on the illegal wildlife trade of tigers across Asia shows that between 2000 and 2012, greater China had the most seizures of tiger parts after India.
There were a total of 654 seizures which included parts from an estimated 1,425 tigers. This equates to an average of 110 tigers killed every year. This calculation is an estimate and is likely to be below the actual amount of tigers killed.
India, which has the largest national wild tiger population, had 336 seizures followed by China which had 58 and Vietnam which had 50.
An interesting finding was that between 2000 and 2009, India accounted for 58 per cent of all seizures, but dropped to 29 per cent between 2010 and 2012.
Seizures in China, Malaysia, Nepal, Russia and Vietnam increased between 2010 and 2012. This is likely to be due to increased policing and reporting.
We need to put an END to the trade in ALL tiger parts from ALL source, whether it be wild or domestic. YOU can help us by signing up to the campaign at http://tigertime.info/take-action/sign-up and spreading the word.
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