25 February 2021 – With February not even at an end the seizures of body parts of approximately 60 big cats have taken place in India/Nepal so far in 2021. Seizures are only an indicator of the overall poaching/trafficking problem. WildTiger is continuing its focus on #AntiSnare and for the foreseeable future will highlight the home page of this site. Aspects of #AntiSnare include Frontline Support and Action and Case Follow Up. Our other key projects are Living with Big Cats (coexistence strategies and implementation) and Ecosystem Reboot (big cat rehabilitation and release).
Snapshot – A new series highlighting major issues and incidents with regard to the poaching and trafficking of big cats in South Asia.
Read about Snapshot HERE.
1 February 2021
“Over 200 big cats (tigers and leopards) killed as evidenced by body parts seizures in 2020. What is the real death toll? These figures are just for India and Nepal.”
The information below relates to the most recent seizures in South Asia as January 2021 has provided no let up to the problem of big cats being killed and traded in South Asia. Many, if not most of these big cats die as a result of being caught in snares.
Spotlight western Nepal – Preview
Currently in South Asia there exists a serious poaching spike, leopards and tigers among the victims.
We have 100s of examples in our files. In the image below you can see the partly decomposed body of a tiger caught in a bush meat snare trap in Bardiya National Park, Nepal, late in 2020.
This tragic death of a young tiger is an example of an ongoing series of incidents in western Nepal, an area where poaching and trafficking of wildlife has a long history and continues today. Coming next in Snapshot – Spotlight western Nepal.
2020 was a year of great challenges, we send our best wishes to everyone in what is a difficult time for all and our sincere thanks to those who have helped WildTiger in the last few months. Covid-19 has meant adjustments within our framework but our commitment remains absolute, constantly evolving as we move forward. The circumstances have meant new approaches being adopted and we will bring you these as we continue our work what looks to be another challenging year in 2021.
We thank those who support our work at this critical time, more about our support and collaborations HERE. To assist or to inquire please email firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance. Project updates for 2021 are mainly at the Twitter site @WildTigerNews which also carries general news of big cat and other wildlife issues throughout the Asia – Pacific region.