2010 Year of the Tiger Could Lead to MORE Poaching for Parts

2010 is set to celebrate as the year of the tiger in China and
India raised poaching alarm but Beijing remain cool.
According to Chinese astrology they said it comes once in 12 years,
keeping a tiger part brings good luck.

There is a huge demand from Chinese trades for tiger skin and parts in
China which puts Indian tigers at a greater risk.

India has asked China to shut down tiger farms that are engaged
illegal tiger trade. But China's response has so far is not  very
encouraging.

India is sending a delegation in the first half of November to discuss
issues relating to tiger conservation," said Union Environment and
Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh.

Depleting tigers
according to the national tiger census figures released last year .the
total number at 1,411 – a drastic drop of 60 percent from 1997 when
there were 3,508 tigers.

At least 66 tigers have lost their lives this year. Of these, 25 were
poached. Maharashtra accounted for seven cases of poaching followed by
Karnataka, Assam and Uttarakhand with six each..

During Jairam Ramesh’s trip, tiger poaching was one of the issues on agenda.
 In a written statement to Chinese officials, his ministry submitted
that one of India’s main concerns was that demand for tiger and
leopard skins and bones would go up in 2010. India also asked China to
enforce a tiger skin registration scheme and crack down on tiger trade
through Nepal.

Responding to concerns of tiger poaching for Chinese demand, the
Chinese officials said India was not doing enough to check Chiru
(Tibetan Antelope) poaching. They also said that there is no link
between Chinese tiger farms and Indian tiger poaching.

2010 is set to celebrate as the year of the tiger in China and
undressed poaching alarm but Beijing remain cool.
According to Chinese astrology they said it comes once in 12 years,
keeping a tiger part brings good luck.

There is a huge demand from Chinese trades for tiger skin and parts in
China which puts Indian tigers at a greater risk.

India has asked China to shut down tiger farms that are engaged
illegal tiger trade. But China's response has so far not been very
encouraging.

India is sending a delegation in the first half of November to discuss
issues relating to tiger conservation," said Union Environment and
Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh.

Depleting tigers
according to the national tiger census figures released last year .the
total number at 1,411 – a drastic drop of 60 percent from 1997 when
there were 3,508 tigers.

At least 66 tigers have lost their lives this year. Of these, 25 were
poached. Maharashtra accounted for seven cases of poaching followed by
Karnataka, Assam and Uttarakhand with six each.

Tiger Conservation Authority and the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau,
and Chinese officials were finalized during the visit of Minister of
Environment Jairam Ramesh to China this week.

During Ramesh’s trip, tiger poaching was one of the issues on agenda.
 In a written statement to Chinese officials, his ministry submitted
that one of India’s main concerns was that demand for tiger and
leopard skins and bones would go up in 2010. India also asked China to
enforce a tiger skin registration scheme and crack down on tiger trade
through Nepal.

Responding to concerns of tiger poaching for Chinese demand, the
Chinese officials said India was not doing enough to check Chiru
(Tibetan Antelope) poaching. They also said that there is no link
between Chinese tiger farms and Indian tiger poaching.

2010 is set to celebrate as the year of the tiger in China and
indiaraised poaching alarm but Beijing remain cool.
According to Chinese astrology they said it comes once in 12 years,
keeping a tiger part brings good luck.

There is a huge demand from Chinese trades for tiger skin and parts in
China which puts Indian tigers at a greater risk.

India has asked China to shut down tiger farms that are engaged
illegal tiger trade. But China's response has so far not been very
encouraging.

India is sending a delegation in the first half of November to discuss
issues relating to tiger conservation," said Union Environment and
Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh.

Depleting tigers
according to the national tiger census figures released last year .the
total number at 1,411 – a drastic drop of 60 percent from 1997 when
there were 3,508 tigers.

At least 66 tigers have lost their lives this year. Of these, 25 were
poached. Maharashtra accounted for seven cases of poaching followed by
Karnataka, Assam and Uttarakhand with six each.

Tiger Conservation Authority and the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau,
and Chinese officials were finalized during the visit of Minister of
Environment Jairam Ramesh to China this week.

During Ramesh’s trip, tiger poaching was one of the issues on agenda.
 In a written statement to Chinese officials, his ministry submitted
that one of India’s main concerns was that demand for tiger and
leopard skins and bones would go up in 2010. India also asked China to
enforce a tiger skin registration scheme and crack down on tiger trade
through Nepal.

Responding to concerns of tiger poaching for Chinese demand, the
Chinese officials said India was not doing enough to check Chiru
(Tibetan Antelope) poaching. They also said that there is no link
between Chinese tiger farms and Indian tiger poaching.

2010 is set to celebrate as the year of the tiger in China and
indiaraised poaching alarm but Beijing remain cool.
According to Chinese astrology they said it comes once in 12 years,
keeping a tiger part brings good luck.

There is a huge demand from Chinese trades for tiger skin and parts in
China which puts Indian tigers at a greater risk.

India has asked China to shut down tiger farms that are engaged
illegal tiger trade. But China's response has so far not been very
encouraging.

India is sending a delegation in the first half of November to discuss
issues relating to tiger conservation," said Union Environment and
Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh.

Depleting tigers
according to the national tiger census figures released last year .the
total number at 1,411 – a drastic drop of 60 percent from 1997 when
there were 3,508 tigers.

At least 66 tigers have lost their lives this year. Of these, 25 were
poached. Maharashtra accounted for seven cases of poaching followed by
Karnataka, Assam and Uttarakhand with six each.

Tiger Conservation Authority and the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau,
and Chinese officials were finalized during the visit of Minister of
Environment Jairam Ramesh to China this week.

During Ramesh’s trip, tiger poaching was one of the issues on agenda.
 In a written statement to Chinese officials, his ministry submitted
that one of India’s main concerns was that demand for tiger and
leopard skins and bones would go up in 2010. India also asked China to
enforce a tiger skin registration scheme and crack down on tiger trade
through Nepal.

Responding to concerns of tiger poaching for Chinese demand, the
Chinese officials said India was not doing enough to check Chiru
(Tibetan Antelope) poaching. They also said that there is no link
between Chinese tiger farms and Indian tiger poaching.
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