For the past 18 years 124 tigers have been poached every year.
An average of 124 tigers were killed each year between 2000 and 2018, according to a report released by TRAFFIC, an international non-profit working on trade in wild animals and plants. “On an average, 60 seizures were recorded annually, which means body parts from almost 124 tigers were seized each year. The top three countries with the highest number of seizure incidents were India (463 or 40.5 per cent of total seizures), China (126 or 11.0 per cent) and Indonesia (119 or 10.5 per cent),” it added. Although the data on conviction isn’t complete, according to the report, at least 1,167 people were arrested in 591 cases. The largest share, more than 38 per cent of people arrested, took place in India. This was followed by Indonesia and China. At least 259 people were reported to be prosecuted, again largely in China, Indonesia and India. For 17.4 per cent of the people arrested, the analysis highlighted a cumulative imprisonment of 934 years from the reported data. See link below to read more on this concerning report.