Skin, miracle cures, amulets - what tigers are killed for

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The number of tiger parts and products seized from poachers in the past 10 years shows that at least 1,069 tigers have been killed, the latest report of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and TRAFFIC program reveals.

The number of tiger parts and products seized from poachers in the past 10 years shows that at least 1,069 tigers have been killed, the latest report of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and TRAFFIC program reveals.

© Photo : Wil Luiijf/WWF-CanonThe number of tiger parts and products seized from poachers in the past 10 years shows that at least 1,069 tigers have been killed, the latest report of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and TRAFFIC program reveals. There are as few as 3,200 adult tigers left in the wild, mostly in India, Malaysia and Bangladesh, according to the Global Tiger Initiative.
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The number of tiger parts and products seized from poachers in the past 10 years shows that at least 1,069 tigers have been killed, the latest report of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and TRAFFIC program reveals. There are as few as 3,200 adult tigers left in the wild, mostly in India, Malaysia and Bangladesh, according to the Global Tiger Initiative.
© Wil Luiijf/WWF-CanonAccording to WWF, the illegal trade is flourishing across Asia and in the past two years it has increased significantly.
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According to WWF, the illegal trade is flourishing across Asia and in the past two years it has increased significantly.
© Photo : TRAFFIC Southeast AsiaTigers’ bones are used to prepare “miraculous” medicines in China, their claws become amulets in Malaysia and their skins are valued in India and Nepal.
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Tigers’ bones are used to prepare “miraculous” medicines in China, their claws become amulets in Malaysia and their skins are valued in India and Nepal.
© Photo : WWF RussiaInternational researchers say that the criminal network of poachers, intermediaries and sellers spreads from Indonesia’s Sumatra Island through the border region of Myanmar and China to Russia.
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International researchers say that the criminal network of poachers, intermediaries and sellers spreads from Indonesia’s Sumatra Island through the border region of Myanmar and China to Russia.
© Photo : WWF RussiaIndia, the largest habitat of the predator, is also the biggest area of illegal trade.
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India, the largest habitat of the predator, is also the biggest area of illegal trade.
© Photo : Adam Oswell / WWFThe staging posts for the illegal goods are located in New Delhi and Mumbai, while poacher activity is highest near the border between India and Nepal.
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The staging posts for the illegal goods are located in New Delhi and Mumbai, while poacher activity is highest near the border between India and Nepal.
© Photo : WWF RussiaGoods made from tigers.
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Goods made from tigers.
© Photo : WWF RussiaWWF believes that poaching and illegal trade of tiger goods must be tackled on an international level.
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WWF believes that poaching and illegal trade of tiger goods must be tackled on an international level.
© Photo : WWF RussiaA program for saving tigers aims to increase the global tiger population to 7,000 by 2022.
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A program for saving tigers aims to increase the global tiger population to 7,000 by 2022.
© Photo : Andreas Eistert / WWFThe current trend looks threatening: just 100 years ago the tiger population was estimated at 100,000.
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The current trend looks threatening: just 100 years ago the tiger population was estimated at 100,000.
© Photo : Mekong Waterfront Guard & NRECD Thail. / WWFIn India, which has the biggest tiger population, their number decreased from 3,500 to 1,400 in 1995-2005. In some regions – the South Caucasus, Central Asia, Bali and Java – tigers are extinct.
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In India, which has the biggest tiger population, their number decreased from 3,500 to 1,400 in 1995-2005. In some regions – the South Caucasus, Central Asia, Bali and Java – tigers are extinct.
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