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Tiger Farming: Facts and Fallacies


May 24, 2007


Some say we must “sell the tiger to save it.”  In fact, if there is selling and buying, wild tigers will die.  Selling the parts and products of tigers will accelerate the steep decline of Asia’s remaining wild tiger populations.  
 
Tiger trade is prohibited internationally and also is banned domestically in many countries, including China historically the largest market for tiger products.  These bans have successfully shut down legal tiger trade and nearly extinguished demand.  They must be reinforced, not undermined.  Even limited legalization would rekindle demand and confuse consumers and law enforcement agencies alike about which products are legal and which are not.  
 
It is critical to know the facts and fallacies surrounding proposals to farm tigers and sell their parts and products, such as tiger bone wine.  
 
To save tigers, we must not sell them.  There are simply too few wild tigers left to risk reopening trade of any kind. 

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TIGER NEWS


Illegal Tiger Trade: Why Tigers Are Walking Gold, National Geographic,14th Mar, 2014

Green Tribunal pours cold water on construction in Thekkady Tiger Reserve, 12th Mar, 2014

TIGER DEATHS IN 2014
 Mortality                 17
 Poaching &             
 Seizures                    4
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       Total                   21

TIGER DEATHS IN 2013
 Mortality                  38
 Poaching &              42
 Seizures                   
___________________
       Total                    80


TIGER POACHING 1994-2013

WILDLIFE NEWS


 Govt blind to bush meat trade, 14th Apr., 2014


Move to dehorn rhinos draws condemnation, 28th Mar., 2014


LEOPARD DEATHS IN 2014
 Mortality                 59
 Poaching &             41
 Seizures             
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       Total                  100
     

LEOPARD DEATHS IN 2013
 Mortality               217
 Poaching &           110
 Seizures             
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       Total                 327


LEOPARD POACHING 1994-2013


TIGER RESERVES
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve Map 

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