Skip to main content
Unpublished Paper
The Year of the Tiger, the Thrill of the Fight: Why Conservation Should Not Succumb to Commerce
ExpressO (2010)
  • Tricia S Patel
Abstract
The Year of the Tiger, The Thrill of the Fight: Why Conservation Should Not Succumb to Commerce This paper discusses the international and domestic regulation of tigers and recent conservation methods adopted under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). With the illicit wildlife trade being the third largest form of trafficking, the author focuses on the role of China and its domestic policies, with a discussion on the use of tiger parts in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Additionally, the author discusses China's adoption of tiger farms as the predominant method of tiger conservation, and the advantages and disadvantages of rescinding the domestic and international ban on the trade of tiger parts and derivatives. An international summit has been planned for November 2010 in Russia, where tiger-range States and environmental agencies will meet to discuss new conservation methods. Economists will be in attendance to argue that the trade ban should be lifted because tiger farms will be able to support the demand of of trade in tiger parts. This paper discusses what that could potentially mean for today's tiger population.
Disciplines
Publication Date
September 22, 2010
Citation Information
Tricia S Patel. "The Year of the Tiger, the Thrill of the Fight: Why Conservation Should Not Succumb to Commerce" ExpressO (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tricia_patel/1/