20 May '11, 10pm

China failing commitment to save tigers

China failing commitment to save tigers

China failing commitment to save tigers By Karimeh Moukaddem , mongabay.com May 20, 2011 Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao pledged that China would work with other nations to end the trade in tiger parts and revive tiger populations at the Global Tiger Forum last fall, but the country has since fallen short of its commitments, says an environmental group. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has written to Premier Jiabao to express concern over China’s State Forestry Administration’s handling of tiger protection. During last year’s Global Tiger Forum Premier Jiabao vowed to “vigorously combat poaching, trade, and smuggling of tiger products.” Yet during a series of meetings on wildlife trade in March, a representative of China’s law enforcement was unaware of any arrests or prosecutions related to the illegal tiger trade, or even seizures of tiger product since the forum....

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0520-tigers_china_moukaddem...

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