Posted on 24 November 2022
The illegal trade in tigers, tiger parts and their derivatives drives the poaching of wild tigers and undermines conservation efforts throughout their range. This is heightened by the continued existence, and even growth, of tiger farms - facilities breeding and keeping captive tigers which put them, and their parts and products, into trade.
2022 is the Lunar Year of the Tiger, which offers a renewed opportunity for increased focus by Tiger Range Countries, who are expected to commit to needed conservation actions for the new Global Tiger Recovery Programme, and for political momentum behind tiger conservation as a whole.
To support this, a number of partners involved in tiger conservation have inspired the development of a comprehensive framework aiming to address the illegal trade in tigers and their parts and products, both from wild and captive sources: the Tackling Tiger Trafficking Framework.