As Asian Luxury Market Grows, A Surge in Tiger Killings in India

As Asian Luxury Market Grows, A Surge in Tiger Killings in India

Poachers killed more tigers in the forests of India in 2016 than any year in the last 15. The spike is linked to demand for tiger parts in China, where the endangered animal’s bones and skins are regarded as exotic luxury items.

 

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Tigers photographed with a remote camera in India’s Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.

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