Tigers In the News
- Interpol urges global action to stop tiger trade
Global police body Interpol on Thursday called for concerted international action to stem the highly lucrative tiger trade "if the species is to avoid extinction."
- Tiger poachers dodge Wildlife Crime Control Bureau sleuths in Katni
The gang of poachers, wanted in killing of tigers in Vidarbha, were present near Katni at their native places, but all of them dodged WCCB sleuths trailing them since Holi. Of the 56 wanted poachers, 21 have been arrested by state forest officials and 35 are on the run.
- Poaching of tigers on in protected forests: Study
Expressing concern over the safety of tigers, a new study conducted by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and TRAFFIC -- the wildlife trade monitoring network -- says that "habitat loss, and overhunting" are the two other threats to the endangered species.
- Why China's elite 'are butchering tigers'
According to our Observers, killing tigers is becoming a spectator sport for wealthy businessmen and government official in southern China, where tigers symbolise power. Footage circulating online in recent days shows the cruel nature of the practice.
- Major profits motivating tiger poachers: expert
Wildlife preservationists blame the lure of large profits for the ongoing illegal wildlife hunts in Leizhou, Guangdong province.