Tiger trafficking and abuse – a case of tiger temple of thailand

Author: 
Nayana Shrinivas Desai

The case discusses the wildlife trafficking and abuse carried on in parts of Southeast Asia with special reference to tigers. Dubbed as 'Walking Gold', almost every part of a tiger fetches large sums of fortune to poachers and the organized trafficking mafia involved. The case makes special mention of Kanchanaburi temple of Thailand aka Tiger temple where 40 dead tiger cubs were found in the sanctuary's freezer in May, 2016 thereby raising questions on how effective are the wildlife norms implemented worldwide and also the role of government, wildlife organizations, NGOs and environmentalists in protecting one of the critically endangered species in the world-Tiger.

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