Richard Conniff, one of the science writers we most depend on for useful conservation news, shares this interview with one of our heroes from India’s big cat conservation network: Big Cat Comeback: How India Is Restoring Its Tiger Population Ullas Karanth has spent a half-century working to protect India’s endangered tigers. In an interview with Yale […]
This is a virtual tour about the Big Cats of India
November 10, 2018 2018 in Environmental Review for Southeast Asia Burning rainforests on Borneo and Sumatra to make space for palm oil plantations By: Gregory McCann ttps://www.asiasentinel.com/society/2018-environmental-review-southeast-asia/ As 2018 comes to a close it is worth taking a look at the environmental trends throughout the year, with a special emphasis on those within the last […]
I recently shared a story about the Chinese government’s worrying decision to lift a ban on the use of tiger and rhino parts in traditional Chinese medicine. Now, thankfully, China has decided to keep the ban in place for the time being. The demand for tiger and rhino parts in traditional Chinese medicine is partially […]
An earlier decision by Chinese authorities to ban the use of tiger and rhinoceros parts has been reversed, again allowing the use of these products for medicinal purposes.
Even most Chinese realize that powdered Rhino horn (very much like our fingernails) does nothing for the sex drive; but now new theories suggest that this fingernail-like product can help deal with cancer issues??? Another mythical belief?
I’m not sure what users think they get out of Tiger parts and products made from this animal.
The problem remains, China is by far the largest and dominant part of the market for these mysterious, and mostly superstitious , product benefits. Opening up ‘permitted’ uses of these things continues to add strain to efforts to stabilize the dwindling tiger and rhinoceros populations.
THIS IS NOT GOOD!
By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]