Endangered tiger trade soars as Myanmar offers up wild cat parts to Chinese tourists

December 29, 2014 by  
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There are less than 3,000 tigers left in the world, but that doesn’t matter in Mong La, a Myanmar town where tiger parts are big business. A new study based on two decades of data shows that tiger numbers are a mere five percent of what they were 100 years ago. Mong La borders China, and Chinese tourists can travel there to buy parts of tigers and other wild cats, like clouded leopards, as a delicacy and for medicinal purposes. Read the rest of Endangered tiger trade soars as Myanmar offers up wild cat parts to Chinese tourists Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 100 most endangered species , burma , china , Chinese tiger medicine , clouded leopard parts , clouded leopards , Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species , critically endangered species , endangered wild cats , endangered wild tigers , killing tigers , Myanmar , tiger meat , tiger medicine , tiger parts , tigers , wild cat meat

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