Tagged: tiger conservation

Trading tiger and rhino products: Conservation Threat or Innovation? - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Nov 03, 2018

China recently opted to end its 25 year ban on the domestic trade in tiger and rhino parts. These products were banned from use in 1993 and mention of their application in TCM was removed from official publications. This was done mostly under pressure from Western governments and NGOs, who saw this legal trade as a threat to wild populations … Read More

Some good and bad news with Sumatran tigers - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Jul 04, 2016

I’ve been in Asia of late, and finished up at the Conservation Asia conference.  This isn’t just a place to present your own research, but also a place to learn more about what it happening elsewhere. I like to go to sessions I know little about.  Especially the fields of conservation biology that tend to be neglected.  So amphibians and … 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