外文标题：Trade in tiger parts rising in China, India a key source
NEW DELHI: Trade in parts of tiger and other wild cats, which is prohibited internationally, has grown significantly in China and most of the items are sourced from India and the "gateway" Myanmar, according to a study.
"...in Mong La, at the China border (with Myanmar), shops (selling wild cat parts) more than trebled from six in 2006, to 21 in 2014. Mong La caters almost entirely to customers from China," says the report published in TRAFFIC, a well-known NGO which monitors illegal wild life trade.
However, "In Tachilek on the Myanmar-Thailand border, (number of) shops selling wild cat parts including Tiger and Leopard skins and skulls, fell from 35 in 2000, to just six in 2013," it said.
"Traders in both towns claimed that Tiger and Leopard products were mainly sourced from Myanmar and India," says the study 'Trade in tigers and other wild cats in Mong La and Tachilek, Myanmar - a tale of two border towns.'
The two markets are situated on international borders and serve as sources for illegal cross-border trade.
Tiger is an endangered species and all wild cat species are protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and by national laws.
Why would you torture these poor animals? India has lost its humanity. There's no difference between a country like Pakistan and ours'.
surya Kiran (delhi)
india should send a police team to investigate
Ragavi Roy (India)
There should be a strong regulation against this kind of illegal trade. Its our responsibility to save the endangered species.
Thanks to our CHINESE friends , there will be no more rhinos, tigers, elephants,only chinese filling the entire earth. so is there will be no more sharks, whales left in ocean unless nature ocean devours entire nippon , japan
AZAD AZAD (chandigarh)
poaching of tigers must be stopped
harsh punishment should be given to those invovled in the tiger poaching and give protection to our endangered speices, involve the tribals in that job, in that way u could do 2 things one give them jobs other protection to our national animal.
Jai Mohan (Lucknow, India)
Tiger poaching in India continues unabated. Around fifty to sixty tigers are poached every year. I doubt if the tiger survives the next fifty years.