Anon. (2008, March 15) Tiger numbers fall but tiger market grows: While the world is up in arms against poaching of tigers and efforts are on to save it,
While the world is up in arms against poaching of tigers and efforts are on to save it,
india ; tiger ; illegal wildlife trade ; china ; indonesia ; sumatra ; tiger pelt ; chinese traditional medicine ; china ; tanzania
WHILE THE number of tigers on earth is diminishing alarmingly, the international market trade in tiger body parts is experiencing a higher growth.
The statement seems to be paradoxical but the fact remains that one pelt of the tiger sells at 8000 pounds in China, Indonesia and Sumatra. Teeth, claws, skin, whiskers and bones are on sale in one in 10 of the 326 retail outlets in 28 cities and towns across Sumatra, mainly in Medan and Pancur Batu. In Indonesia, big cat body parts are being sold openly. Tiger bones are used in medicines. However, the demand for tiger skin is sky-high because it has high demand in fashion markets.
While the whole world has been rising up against illegal poaching of tigers and efforts are on to save the tiger,