Of Quackery, Rhinos and Tigers

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...

China’s Environment in the Year of the Tiger

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...

China’s Year of the (Endangered) Tiger

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...

Tiger Skin Trade in China Exposed

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...

Chinese Parks ‘Sell Tiger Wine’

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...



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