Tagged: poaching

The Myanmar Connection - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Nov 22, 2010

Associated Press released this story in the weekend. Wildlife group targets Myanmar-China tiger trade BANGKOK (AP) – Wildlife trafficking officials say they have reached a preliminary agreement with an ethnic minority group in Myanmar to close down markets where hundreds of poached tigers from across Asia are sold for use in purported medicines and aphrodisiacs in China. This is … Read More

Tiger poaching thoughts again… - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Nov 10, 2010

One of the side events to the CBD meeting in Nagoya was a tiger conservation event. I’m going to assume everyone knows by now that tigers are in deep, deep trouble (form a conservation perspective). Their wild population is now estimated to be about 3200 animals, where was a century ago it was an estimated 100,000 animals. The tiger conservation … Read More