The Environmental Crime Crisis
Poaching of Tigers Tigers ( Panthera tigris ), with six remaining sub-species including the Siberian tiger, are classified as endangered by CITES. They inhabit the Siberian taiga, as well as grasslands, jungles and swamps in Asia. The global population in the wild
is estimated to number between 3,000 and 3,900 individuals, down from around 100,000 at the start of the 20th century.
Between 1990 and 1992, China recorded exporting 27 million units of tiger products. 34 In 1993, China banned its
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