EIA has released new clandestine film showing Laos’ massive development of captive-breeding facilities for tigers and bears. The number of confined animals has more than doubled, and they are maintained in rows of concrete enclosures. This expansion is in direct violation of an international judgement prohibiting the breeding of tigers for the commerce in their […]
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The Years of the Tiger: the demand for tigers and the price they pay
On the 1st of February 2022, the Year of the Tiger starts. The Chinese zodiac is an increasingly popular pseudoscientific classification scheme with followers in Asian countries, like China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal, Bhutan, and Thailand. Hundreds of millions of primarily Asian people observe the start of the Year of the Tiger, but […]
Southeast Asia losing tigers as deadline looms to double population by 2022
Tigers once roamed throughout the dense forested interior of mainland Southeast Asia and several islands of Indonesia. Positioned at the pinnacle of the food chain, tigers maintain ecosystem balance, and by protecting them, we can preserve entire biodiverse landscapes. However, the long-term survival of this flagship conservation species now hangs in the balance. In 2010, […]
POLL: Should invasive animal species, which have cost UK economy more than £5bn over past 50 years, be culled?
Alien invaders in the shape of animals and plants have cost the UK more than £5billion over the past 50 years, researchers estimate. The grey squirrel, European rabbit and Japanese knotweed are among the newcomers placing a financial strain on the economy. And they warn that the cost ‑ one of the highest in Europe […]
Should the commercial breeding of tigers and tiger farms be banned?
More than 8,000 tigers live in captivity in China, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, where they are kept and bred for commercial uses, including for selfies with tourists and illegal trade in their bones, skins, and other parts. Tiger bones may be turned into medicinal paste or brewed into a wine believed to make the drinker […]