Government Plans to Seize All Tigers From Thailand’s Cruel Tiger Temple

The now famous Tiger Temple is a Theravada Buddhist temple in western Thailand. It was founded in 1994. A tourist site states that there are 167 tigers there. It is run by buddhist monks. It looks totally kosher. Monks and tigers … please continue reading

Demand for two products is destroying natural forest inhabited by endangered species

Rubber and palm oil

The world’s two most damaging natural products with respect to forests are: palm oil and natural rubber. The once vast, natural and ancient forests of Asia and Africa are inhabited by many precious wild species including notable wild cat species … please continue reading

European Union failing to support developing countries to stop wildlife trafficking

It is shocking to be told that thousands of products made from tigers, elephants, rhinos and other endangered species are being traded in Britain and throughout the European Union.  The reason is poor and disjointed controls at ports and airports. … please continue reading

Chinese businessman bought, electrocuted and ate three tigers

A businessman in China has been caught illegally buying, killing and eating three tigers that were smuggled into, China probably from India/Bangladesh. That would make them Bengal tigers, which were almost certainly poached from a reserve. He was jailed for … please continue reading

Both Rich and Poor Nations Responsible for Decline in Wildlife

In different ways both rich and poor countries share the blame for a halving in wildlife populations since 1970. Over this time the world’s human population has neatly doubled. Africa has the sharpest increase as I recall. Most of the … please continue reading