Indonesias forest guardians Indigenous Iban community defends rainforests, but awaits lands rights recognition On the island of Java, a social forestry scheme creates jobs at home In Indonesia, bigger catches for a fishing village protecting its mangroves. Ever wonder what happens to the tigers killed by poachers in India and Nepal? Master Wu is committed to bringing the authentic teachings of Chinese ancient wisdom tradition such as Qigong, Taiji, martial arts, calligraphy, Chinese astrology, and Yijing science to his students. Add to Cart. NASA satellite spots rare sight: Black hole shredding a star. Photographs by Fritz Hoffmann. Mongabay takes a look at how the six surviving tiger subspecies are faring in a human-dominated world.
Dung or feces: used to treat boils, hemorrhoids and cure alcoholism. Poachers targeted locations where corruption was rife, enforcement weak, and where there were few other economic opportunities. Photo courtesy International Tiger Coalition. Sharon is a National Geographic Explorer. Racine, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois.
Chinese Medicine Societies Reject Use of Tiger Bones
Dung or feces: used to treat boils, hemorrhoids and cure alcoholism. She has written widely on big cats, pangolins, rhinos and other endangered species and has written features, essays, blogs and commentary National Geographic, The New York Times, Smithsonian, Scientific American and other outlets. Small pieces of tiger bone on the right offered for sale by a street vendor in Myanmar. They command the Asian landscape as the top predator—immense, magnificent, muscular animals armed with razored claws and massive canines.
Reed rhizome. Their temperature drops by 10 percent, which would cause hypothermia in a human. Merina Ty-Kisera. At a secret factory in China, a reporter for the South China Morning Post this past April found tiger skeletons soaking in alcohol to produce , bottles of wine. And there's evidence that the Chinese hunger for tigers goes beyond traditional medicine. Ironically, it is this prodigious mantle of respect that is threatening to lead it down an inexorable path to extinction.