A key aspect of tiger product demand is that the wealth of the buyer tends to drive the demand, rather than the poverty of the sellers and traders. Tiger products are used for a wide variety of purposes, from medicine to meat, and are increasingly becoming seen as a status symbol across parts of Asia.
This page informs you on the market for tiger products.
Far from a cure
The tiger trade revisited
Tiger bone has been used as a treatment for rheumatism and related ailments for thousands of years in traditional Asian medicine. In the early 1990s, it became evident that medicinal trade in Tiger bone threatened to drive the already endangered Tiger Panthera tigris to extinction in the wild. Read More…
Towards A Global Demand Reduction Strategy for Tigers
Using Five Step Approach
TRAFFIC’s paper presented at the Global Tiger Recovery Programme meeting (May, 2012), outlining the rationale for, and opportunities associated with, adopting a more insight-led and evidence based approach to reducing demand for Tiger products.