Reduced to Skin and Bones

Published 9th November 2010

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More than 1,000 Tigers reduced to skin and bones in last decade

Cambridge, UK, 9th November 2010—Parts of at least 1,069 Tigers have been seized in Tiger range countries over the past decade, according to new analysis of Tiger seizures carried out by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.

Reduced to Skin and Bones

Report author(s):
Pauline Verheij, Kaitlyn-Elizabeth Foley, Kataline Engel

Publication date:
November 2010


Reduced to Skin and Bones. An Analysis of Tiger Seizures from 11 Tiger Range Countries (2000–2010) (PDF, 4 MB) by Pauline Verheij, Kaitlyn-Elizabeth Foley and Katalina Engel.

TRAFFIC works to support government agencies in law enforcement networking across Asia and globally to combat illegal wildlife trade. Technical assistance across the enforcement continuum, including facilitation of inter-governmental dialogues, engaging the judicial sector, and working with WWF to improve linkages from national level agencies to field-based rangers, is provided on demand to member countries of the ASEAN and South Asia Wildlife Enforcement networks, as well as to China and its immediate neighbours.


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