15 Aug '11, 3pm

China has reopened trade in 'legal' tiger skins, group says

15 Aug 2011: ‘Legal’ Trade in Tiger Skins Reopened in China, Investigative Group Says The Environmental Investigation Agency reports that the Chinese government has reopened the trade in tiger and leopard skins obtained from “legal” sources, including controversial tiger farms. While Chinese As Tigers Near Extinction, A Last-Ditch Strategy Emerges With populations of wild tigers plummeting, the World Bank and conservationists have launched an eleventh-hour effort to save this great predator. READ THE e360 REPORT officials vowed to combat poaching and the smuggling of tiger products as part of last year’s Global Tiger Recovery Program, the EIA says the government has reinstated the so-called Skin Registration Scheme, which allows skins from captive-bred cats to be registered, labeled, and sold. According to the group, which says it found several examples of skins for sale o...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/legal_trade_in_tiger_skins_re...

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