Over 1,000 tigers have been killed in the past 10 years due to the illegal trade in their parts, reported by the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network (TRAFFIC).
A TRAFFIC report, released on November 9, found that approximately 1,069 to 1,220 tiger parts were illegally trafficked in 11 tiger countries between February 2000 and April. / 2010. India, home to half of all tigers in the world, has the most tiger body parts, according to AFP. During the 276 raids in India, police recovered the body parts of 533 tigers. The second and third on the list are China and Nepal.
However, illicit trade continues to increase in Southeast Asian countries. The number of seized bodily organs continues to rise in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. The skin, bones, nails, skull and testes of the tiger are among the most confiscated. The competent forces also seized the tiger, alive and dead.
“Parts of more than 100 tigers are confiscated each year around the world,” said Pauline Verheij, one of the report’s authors.
“The TRAFFIC report shows that the illegal tiger trade continues to increase despite efforts,” said Mike Baltzer, director of the WWF Global Tiger Conservation Program (WWF). important and frequent force of many governments and organizations ”.
Myanmar’s border areas with India and China, the Malaysia-Thailand border, and the Russia-China border are hot spots for the tiger trade. People use tiger coins for medicine, decoration, and amulets.
Last month, WWF warned that tigers could become extinct within the next 12 years. Over the past 100 years, the number of tigers has declined by 97% and there are currently only about 3,200 living tigers in the world. A 13-tiger summit will be held in the Russian city of St. Petersburg from November 21-24.