Tagged: tiger

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

“Trade fuels demand”: Phrases that should be banned - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Nov 28, 2011

There are many phrases that cause me to wince. The oft-used ‘missing-link‘, beloved by newspaper headline writers, creationists and 1950s B-movie writers is one.  Another that is stubbornly popular in conservation literature is the oft-repeated claim that trade will fuel demand for wildlife parts.  This is typically used as a reason why trade in wildlife (or their parts) should not … Read More

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

Tigers- It’s not getting any easier - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Nov 04, 2010

While I’ve focused a lot on the poaching risks to tigers, the fact is that their small populations make them vulnerable to other risks as well. For instance, one of the tiger reserves I visited in the Hun Chun area of Jilin, had a grand population of two Siberian tigers. This was brought home recently when a wild Siberian tiger … Read More