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China only country to support tiger farms

, experts added that China's was the sole voice that was not in favour of tiger farms being controlled. The other countries agreed to put the facilities which keep and breed tigers and other Asian cats for commercial purposes under greater scrutiny agreeing that such farms were contributing to the further dwindling of the big cat population. see link below to read the article in The Times of India. http://bit.ly/2dtZCux ...

200 tiger farms in China where the animals are bred for slaughter

 across China, some 6,000 caged cats are kept in filthy conditions and will be killed for dubious medicinal uses and as home decor for the country's newly-rich elite. The sordid business is mostly legal, but hides behind carefully-worded agreements and pretensions of conservation. The issue is expected to be addressed at this week's Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Johannesburg. In my opinion its time that China took full responsibilty for the damage ...

Lao commits to shut down its commercial tiger farms

th Meeting of the Standing Committee to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Lets hope that China and other Asian countries take note of this forward thinking decision.  See link below to read the story in Mongabay. http://bit.ly/2cwz19C ...

Good news for Tigers from the Sunderbans

The camera trap data of 2015 -the latest set of numbers thrown up by the yearly exercise -shows the presence of at least 22 tigers in the South 24-Parganas forest division, spread over an area of more than 1,500sq km, outside the 2,500sq km of the protected area. The 2016 exercise is still under way but, going by trends and field reports, the authorities seem confident that the population of the big cat is very much stable. http://bit.ly/2cjEA08 ...