Tail of the missing tigers

Tripathi, Salil
August 2005
New Statesman;8/22/2005, Vol. 134 Issue 4754, p20
Reports on the decline of the tiger population around the world. How tigers in India have gone missing; Speculation that poachers are killing the tigers; Way that the tigers that still live in India are becoming endangered; Interest of China in tiger products for use in traditional medicines; Weak implementation of laws against poaching in India.


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