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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Lifting tiger trade ban a catastrophe for conservation
    Trade News RSS What s RSS How to view in Chrome Donors Who supports our work TRAFFIC is grateful for the financial contribution from the Rufford Foundation towards this website Also of interest Wildlife crime is serious watch the video innovate fight crime save wildlife Interested in a Masters in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge More details Timber harvest trade in South America Europe ROUTES Partnership Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species Affiliations TRAFFIC is a founder partner of Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management CPW TRAFFIC is a member of Useful links TRAFFIC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites WWF IUCN CITES More Tuesday Mar 13 2007 Lifting tiger trade ban a catastrophe for conservation Visitors view tigers at Harbin Tiger Park China Kirsten Conrad Click to enlarge Gland Switzerland 13 March 2007 Any lifting or easing of the current Chinese tiger trade ban in tiger trade is likely to be the death sentence for the endangered cat species a new TRAFFIC report says Taming the tiger trade China s markets for wild and captive tiger products since the 1993 domestic trade ban PDF 3 MB warns that Chinese business owners who stand to profit from the tiger trade are putting increasing pressure on the Chinese Government to overturn the 1993 ban This would allow domestic trade in captive bred tiger parts for use in traditional medicine and for clothing to resume According to TRAFFIC the Chinese ban has been essential to prevent the extinction of tigers by curbing demand in what was historically the world s largest consumer in tiger parts In compliance with the resolutions of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora CITES the ban has virtually eliminated the domestic market for tiger products in traditional medicines In the early 1990s we feared that Chinese demand for tiger parts would drive the tiger to extinction by the new millennium The tiger survives today thanks in large part to China s prompt strict and committed action said Steven Broad Executive Director of TRAFFIC To overturn the ban and allow any trade in captive bred tiger products would waste all the efforts that China has invested in saving wild tigers It would be a catastrophe for tiger conservation Measures to implement and enforce the Chinese trade ban have ranged from public education campaigns and promotion of effective substitutes for tiger medicines to severe punishment for law breakers the report shows As a result undercover surveys by TRAFFIC found little tiger bone available in China Less than 3 per cent of 663 medicine shops and dealers claimed to stock it and most retailers were aware that tigers are protected and illegal to trade However a TRAFFIC survey documented 17 instances of tiger bone wine for sale on Chinese auction websites with one seller offering a lot of 5 000 bottles And demand for big cat skins as status symbol clothing particularly in China s Tibetan

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Tiger meat on the menu
    your Email Wildlife Trade News RSS What s RSS How to view in Chrome Donors Who supports our work TRAFFIC is grateful for the financial contribution from the Rufford Foundation towards this website Also of interest Wildlife crime is serious watch the video innovate fight crime save wildlife Interested in a Masters in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge More details Timber harvest trade in South America Europe ROUTES Partnership Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species Affiliations TRAFFIC is a founder partner of Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management CPW TRAFFIC is a member of Useful links TRAFFIC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites WWF IUCN CITES More Monday Apr 23 2007 Tiger meat on the menu An ITN team reported it has proof tiger meat was on sale at a Chinese tiger farm Save the Tiger Fund Click to enlarge Cambridge UK 23 April 2007 An international coalition of conservation groups is calling on the Chinese government to open an immediate investigation into China s largest tiger farm after a Beijing based news team revealed it has proof the farm s restaurant serves tiger meat Laboratory testing in China of the DNA of meat served to Independent Television News ITN staff in February at Xiongsen Bear and Tiger Mountain Village near Guilin China proved it came from a tiger The businessman owner of the farm has denied the claim Last week the farm s owner was among a group of Chinese delegates attending the International Tiger Symposium in Kathmandu Nepal where tiger experts and government delegates discussed ways to protect wild tigers A China State Forestry Administration official assured the meeting the burgeoning tiger farms in China were operating within the law China should take action to investigate this report It s

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - CITES: Breeding tigers for trade soundly rejected—WWF/TRAFFIC
    Wildlife Trade News RSS What s RSS How to view in Chrome Donors Who supports our work TRAFFIC is grateful for the financial contribution from the Rufford Foundation towards this website Also of interest Wildlife crime is serious watch the video innovate fight crime save wildlife Interested in a Masters in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge More details Timber harvest trade in South America Europe ROUTES Partnership Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species Affiliations TRAFFIC is a founder partner of Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management CPW TRAFFIC is a member of Useful links TRAFFIC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites WWF IUCN CITES More Wednesday Jun 13 2007 CITES Breeding tigers for trade soundly rejected WWF TRAFFIC Raising captive tigers for trade in tiger parts was rejected by CITES member countries today Save the Tiger Fund Click to enlarge The Hague The Netherlands 13 June 2007 Raising captive tigers for trade in tiger parts was rejected by CITES member countries today and China was urged to phase out its large scale commercial tiger farms a major victory for wild tiger conservation Three countries with wild tigers India Nepal and Bhutan were joined by the United States in calling on China to phase out the country s privately run tiger farms that house nearly 5 000 big cats and are pushing the Chinese government to allow legal trade in tiger parts With leadership from these countries the 171 member countries of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species or Wild Fauna and Flora CITES adopted a strong tiger trade decision by consensus India spoke out strongly and courageously for their wild tigers along with Bhutan and Nepal said Dr Susan Lieberman Director of WWF s Global Species Programme China has said that it will not lift its ban without listening to scientific opinion from around the world The world spoke today and urged China not to reopen any trade in tiger parts and to increase protection for tigers in the wild Investors in massive captive tiger breeding centers in China have been pressuring the Chinese government to lift its successful 14 year old ban on trade in tiger parts so they can legally sell products like tiger bone wine and tiger meat These facilities have acknowledged stockpiling tiger carcasses in the hopes that the trade ban will be lifted A legal market in China for products made from farmed tigers would increase demand and allow criminals to launder products made from tigers poached from the wild said Steven Broad Executive Director of TRAFFIC International Tiger numbers in the wild are so precarious that we cannot risk any actions that could jeopardize them further WWF and TRAFFIC along with a coalition of other organizations working on tigers have offered guidance and technical support to China on shutting down its tiger farms and stepping up law enforcement efforts to stamp out illegal trade of tiger parts In the cover story of this month

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Notorious wildlife dealer caught red-handed in India
    Medicinal plants Medicinal and aromatic plants Wildmeat Wildmeat resources Pets fashion Wild animals used for pets fashion Search TRAFFIC NOTE To search inside TRAFFIC s PDFs use the Publications Search Subscribe to news Subscribe to e Dispatches weekly TRAFFIC email newsletter Enter your Email Wildlife Trade News RSS What s RSS How to view in Chrome Donors Who supports our work TRAFFIC is grateful for the financial contribution from the Rufford Foundation towards this website Also of interest Wildlife crime is serious watch the video innovate fight crime save wildlife Interested in a Masters in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge More details Timber harvest trade in South America Europe ROUTES Partnership Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species Affiliations TRAFFIC is a founder partner of Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management CPW TRAFFIC is a member of Useful links TRAFFIC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites WWF IUCN CITES More Friday Aug 03 2012 Notorious wildlife dealer caught red handed in India A suspected wildlife trafficking kingpin has been arrested in India found in possession of a Tiger skin and other items TRAFFIC in Southeast Asia New Delhi India 3rd August 2012 A much wanted suspected notorious illegal wildlife trader and poacher has been caught red handed carrying a Tiger skin and skeleton two live turtles ivory and some poaching equipment in Haryana India The arrest was made on 1st August 2012 in Gurgaon Haryana during a joint operation undertaken by Wildlife SOS CBI Central Bureau of Investigation NTCA National Tiger Conservation Authority WCCB Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and Haryana Forest Department with assistance from the Haryana Police In India the Tiger is listed under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 Hunting of or trade in the species and its parts

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - UK launches new programme to reduce demand for Tiger parts
    support for a programme to protect and recover wild Tigers by reducing the demand for their bones and other body parts The commitment is part of the UK Government s ongoing support for the Global Tiger Recovery Program GTRP endorsed by all 13 Tiger range countries at the Tiger Summit held in St Petersburg in 2010 and was made ahead of the London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade currently taking place and hosted by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague Today s conference is about bringing together world leaders to find real answers to the devastation of wildlife crime This is something that brings untold misery to people across Africa and feeds regional and international instability Above all though it is a terrible act that endangers species and threatens entire ecosystems That is why this government is funding TRAFFIC to help reduce demand for tiger products I hope that the conference along with the excellent work being done by TRAFFIC will encourage others to protect this beautiful animal before it is too late said the UK Government s Foreign Commonwealth Office Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds Tiger part seizures 2000 2013 TRAFFIC Demand for tiger parts and derivatives continues to drive poaching of Tigers and fuels an increasingly sophisticated network of illegal wildlife trafficking in the 13 tiger range countries The announcement came as new figures and photographs were released highlighting the critical situation facing wild Tigers from poaching activities According to new research carried out by TRAFFIC parts of 1537 Tigers have been seized in illegal trade across 13 Tiger range countries in the 14 years between 2000 and 2013 The figures equates to 110 Tiger parts trafficked per year or two per week The startling figures were announced as new photographs of poachers attempting to sell Tiger bones were released The images were taken last month in Labuhanbatu province Sumatra Indonesia by Tiger conservationists posing as buyers The poachers claimed to have snared and sold the bones and other body parts of Tigers on three occasions since 2012 They told the undercover researchers the skin teeth and claws were sold separately as they were more valuable The unremitting poaching pressure is steadily but relentlessly pushing the Sumatran and other wild Tiger populations towards the same fate as those in Bali and Java said Steven Broad Executive Director of TRAFFIC As TRAFFIC s latest research and these photographs from Indonesia demonstrate there is still some way to go to achieving the critical first step to accomplish the overall GTRP goal of doubling the number of wild Tigers by 2022 that of securing Zero Poaching of wild Tigers Across Asia wild Tiger numbers have plummeted from an estimated 100 000 animals at the turn of the 20th Century to as few as 3 200 today In Indonesia there are believed to be fewer than 500 wild Tigers left all on the island of Sumatra Tigers became extinct on the Indonesian islands of Bali in the 1940s and Java in the 1970s

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - World leaders aim for deal to save the Tiger
    animals used for pets fashion Search TRAFFIC NOTE To search inside TRAFFIC s PDFs use the Publications Search Subscribe to news Subscribe to e Dispatches weekly TRAFFIC email newsletter Enter your Email Wildlife Trade News RSS What s RSS How to view in Chrome Donors Who supports our work TRAFFIC is grateful for the financial contribution from the Rufford Foundation towards this website Also of interest Wildlife crime is serious watch the video innovate fight crime save wildlife Interested in a Masters in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge More details Timber harvest trade in South America Europe ROUTES Partnership Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species Affiliations TRAFFIC is a founder partner of Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management CPW TRAFFIC is a member of Useful links TRAFFIC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites WWF IUCN CITES More Wednesday Nov 24 2010 World leaders aim for deal to save the Tiger World leaders are expected to back plans to try and double the number of wild Tigers by 2022 Click photo to enlarge Vivek R Sinha WWF Canon in Chinese St Petersburg Russia 24th November 2010 Leaders from Tiger range countries have endorsed a Global Tiger Recovery Programme GTRP that aims to ensure a doubling of the world s wild Tiger population by 2022 Currently the estimated number of wild Tigers is around 3 200 animals down from 100 000 a Century ago This is the first time such a high level meeting has taken place to save a single species one that is under threat from ever diminishing habitats but also faces an even more imminent threat that of poaching and trafficking of its parts Demand for the parts is fuelling the poaching of Tigers especially in South East Asia and India Yesterday Steven Broad Executive Director of TRAFFIC addressed the Tiger Forum during an agenda item on illegal trade He focused on the results of a recent TRAFFIC investigation which found that parts of at least 1 069 Tigers had been illegally trafficked over a decade in 11 of the Tiger range countries Key to the GTRP s success in addressing illegal tiger trade will be the effectiveness of enforcement efforts by the Tiger range countries as well as close regional and international co operation on these efforts The Tiger Forum highlighted strengthened regional law enforcement activities to combat illegal tiger trade through bilateral and multilateral arrangements including the ASEAN WEN ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network SAWEN South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network and bilateral protocols between key Tiger range countries John Scanlon Secretary General of CITES also announced the formal creation of a new consortium to fight wildlife smuggling The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime ICCWC pronounced eye quick comprises five member organizations CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora INTERPOL UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime the World Bank and WCO World Customs Organization Scanlon said the goal of ICCWC was to

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - India launches Tigernet
    for pets fashion Search TRAFFIC NOTE To search inside TRAFFIC s PDFs use the Publications Search Subscribe to news Subscribe to e Dispatches weekly TRAFFIC email newsletter Enter your Email Wildlife Trade News RSS What s RSS How to view in Chrome Donors Who supports our work TRAFFIC is grateful for the financial contribution from the Rufford Foundation towards this website Also of interest Wildlife crime is serious watch the video innovate fight crime save wildlife Interested in a Masters in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge More details Timber harvest trade in South America Europe ROUTES Partnership Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species Affiliations TRAFFIC is a founder partner of Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management CPW TRAFFIC is a member of Useful links TRAFFIC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites WWF IUCN CITES More Thursday Jan 07 2010 India launches Tigernet The Tigernet website will collate information on Tiger mortalities across India Click on image or caption to visit Tigernet in Japanese Delhi India 7 January 2009 A website launched this week by Mr Jairam Ramesh Hon Minister of State Independent Charge Ministry of Environment and Forests will give Tiger reserve directors and chief wildlife wardens in India the ability to key in crucial information about Tiger deaths poaching and seizures The Tigernet website at www tigernet nic in will be the first consolidated database on mortality and poaching related to Tigers and other protected species within Tiger reserves Gathering accurate information on such Tiger activities is crucial to assisting anti poaching efforts The new system will allow enforcement officers to record information on Tiger mortalities to monitor patterns of where poaching incidents are occurring and use this information to strengthen anti poaching efforts TRAFFIC has helped develop the new website

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  • TRAFFIC - Wildlife Trade News - Tiger range countries reach Kunming Consensus on transboundary conservation measures
    Timber harvest trade in South America Europe ROUTES Partnership Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species Affiliations TRAFFIC is a founder partner of Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management CPW TRAFFIC is a member of Useful links TRAFFIC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites WWF IUCN CITES More Tuesday Aug 06 2013 Tiger range countries reach Kunming Consensus on transboundary conservation measures Tiger range countries have reached agreement on measures to improve management of transboundary landscapes and combat illegal trade in wild Tigers TRAFFIC Kunming China August 2013 Representatives of 12 the 13 Tiger range countries meeting last week in Kunming reached agreement on measures to improve management of transboundary landscapes and combat illegal wildlife trade in wild Tigers The Kunming Consensus an output of the international meeting on transboundary conservation of Tigers and other endangered species is aimed at advancing earlier commitments made by Tiger range countries and endorsed by Heads of State through the St Petersburg Declaration and through a follow up agreement the Thimphu Agenda All are aimed at achieving Tiger range countries overall goal of a doubling of wild Tiger numbers to 6 000 animals by 2022 Tx2 Earlier the same week Nepal revealed Tiger numbers in the country had risen to 198 range 163 235 an increase in the population by 63 from the last survey in 2009 Nepal is leading the way and is to be congratulated on this significant progress in doubling its wild Tiger population said Mike Baltzer Leader of WWF s Tigers Alive Initiative Key to achieving Tx2 across all Tiger range countries is conservation of wild Tiger habitats shared across national borders There is more than three times as much potential Tiger habitat in transboundary landscapes 920 000 km 2 than in any single country s landscape 270 000 km 2 The Consensus recommends the countries research how best to ensure management of their transboundary landscapes is effective in the long term However habitat conservation measures could be seriously undermined by the ongoing illegal trade in Tigers with poaching of wild Tigers for their bones other body parts and even the trafficking of live animals a serious and persistent threat Earlier this year TRAFFIC and WWF released a joint report into the trafficking of Tiger parts in Tiger range countries Skin and Bones Revisited found that parts of at least 1 425 Tigers were seized across Tiger range countries between 2000 and 2012 together with increased recording of seizures involving live Tigers in recent years 61 individuals were seized from 2010 onwards doubling the total seized since 2000 The Kunming Consensus therefore makes a number of recommendations to combat the illegal trade in Tigers and Tiger parts including the use of innovative enforcement methods improving enforcement capacity through training and crucially improving information sharing and international co ordination between enforcement and other agencies Transboundary habitat management and shared enforcement action to bring down criminal networks running the Tiger trade there could hardly be more compelling

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