"Sky-rocketing" tiger trade blamed on growing Asian wealth

ReutersPublished: August 12, 20142 views
Published: August 12, 2014

A leading conservationist warns that the illegal trade in tiger parts for medicinal purposes is increasing, despite improved efforts to save the world's largest cat. Alan Rabinowitz, who runs the Panthera conservation group, blames the growing wealth of many Asian countries for the problem, saying tiger parts are viewed as a status symbol. Jim Drury has more. Credit to Reuters. COURTESY 'WWF'

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