In the early 1900’s, 9 species of tigers inhabited the earth. There were over 100,000 tigers. Now, 6 species remain; less than 4000 tigers exist in the wild.
Loss of habitat. Poaching. The Chinese have become prime customers for poachers: members of the new affluent class use the ownership of the traditional ingredients in Chinese medicine, many from endangered species, as a symbol of their status and wealth.
The only way to solve the problem of this staggering rate of species loss is for all the peoples (and governments) of the world to first recognize the crisis, and then for all to work together to find solutions. Can we do it?