A Chinese delegate at a convention on endangered species recently admitted that China allows the...
Jul 22, 2014
After a Chinese delegate admitted that Beijing allows a trade in skins from captive tigers at a...
Jul 16, 2014
After apparently being backed into a corner last week at a Convention for International Trade in...
May 27, 2014
Xinhua reports that a disease common among pet dogs poses a serious threat to China’s...
Jan 7, 2014
The Washington Post’s Simon Denyer reports on the destruction of more than six tons of...
Oct 1, 2013
Once nearly extinct in China, the Siberian tiger is making a comeback. The population of Siberian...
May 16, 2012
Last week’s Economist noted an almost thirty-fold increase in the poaching of South African rhinos between 2008 and 2011. As with the ongoing surge in elephant poaching, much of the blame has fallen on Chinese demand. Last...
Dec 6, 2011
The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts goes undercover at an auction in Beijing featuring tiger bone wine, despite the ban on sale of products from endangered animals: I decided to reveal that I was a journalist so I could ask the...
Feb 3, 2011
At the Guardian, Jonathan Watts looks back at environmental stories from the past year, including tigers, droughts, floods, traffic jams and oil spills. Also marked is the death of Liang Congjie, founder of China’s first...
Feb 9, 2010
Illegal hunting and habitat loss has reduced the number of wild tigers in China to fewer than 50. From The Star: China ushers in the Year of the Tiger on Sunday, kicking off a week-long celebration marked by festive fireworks...
Oct 23, 2009
British-based Environmental Investigation Agency has reported a still thriving illegal tiger skin trade in China. More details, from BBC: In just 21 days the team was offered four full tiger skins, 12 leopard skins, 11 snow...
Jun 9, 2008
From BBC News: Illegal “tiger bone wine” is still being made and sold by some animal parks in China, say campaigners. The Environmental Investigation Agency says staff at two parks offered to sell the drink, made...
Dec 24, 2007
From AP via Gardian Unlimited: Police were searching for the culprits behind the beheading and skinning of a rare Siberian tiger at a zoo in central China, state media reported yesterday….Tiger skins are sold on the black market in China, and tiger parts are used in traditional medicines. The conservation group WWF lists the Siberian […]
Nov 5, 2007
Translated by CDT from Nanjing’s Weekend magazine: While Chinese are figuring out whether the photos by a farmer photographer of a South China tiger are real or not, China is not yet ready to announce that the species is extinct in the country even though some international organizations have said so. But the consensus seems […]
Oct 13, 2007
From AFP: A rare South China tiger has been spotted in the wild for the first time in decades, surprising researchers who feared the subspecies was extinct outside of captivity, state media said Friday. Experts have confirmed a photograph taken on October 3 by a farmer in Shaanxi province was of a young wild South […]
Aug 12, 2007
China banned trading in tiger parts since 1993, and Dr Brendan Moyle, “senior lecturer at Massey University,” says that one of the solutions to prevent extinction is to allow the farms to trade tigher parts, which can “make poaching unprofitable.” From Nzherald.co.nz: China needs to lift the ban on the sale of tiger parts if […]
Jun 12, 2007
At a CITIES conference, China proposed to re-legalize domestic trade of tiger parts from artificially-bred tigers. Conservationists fear that this would increase demand and encourage poaching. A decision will be made at the conference on Wednesday. From The Nation: Pressed by conservationists to shut down breeding farms housing some 5,000 tigers, China hinted Tuesday it […]
May 10, 2007
From Beijing Newspeak: Calls from within China to lift the ban on the trade of tiger parts have been widely publicised over the last month. I didn’t get a chance to mention Xinhua’s recent story on the issue before going on holiday so I might as well do it now. The article featured a revealing […]
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