Corbetts - Page 1&2:
In The Wild | 3:
In Captivity | 4:
Subspecies Description | 5:
Weight & Length Figures
| 6&7: Conservation
Corbetts Tiger - Conservation in Vietnam:
This country has great need for better training and equipment for customs and forestry protection officers. Intensive field research and wildlife studies are also required.
One step towards Vietnamese wildlife conservation has been the establishment of 87 protected areas. There is some debate about the number of Reserves and National Parks which contain tigers; the Ministry of Forestry claims Corbetts tiger is found in 24 locations, but in 1994 the Cat Specialist Group could confirm tigers in only seven areas.
These reserves alone are of limited benefit as very few of the populations are thought to be viable.
Corbetts Tiger - Conservation in Cambodia:
Corbetts tigers in Cambodia are in dire straits. The Cambodian Wildlife Department barely exists, poaching is rampant, zoos have yet to be established. Since war ceased, trade in tiger parts has increased and these are openly displayed for sale in markets.
In 1995 Cambodia estimated that two or three tigers were being killed each month. At the same time the Cambodia Tiger Action Plan considered that the number of tigers sold was more like 10 to 15.
Although Cambodia joined CITES in 1997, continuing instability in the country has effectively prevented the carrying out of required research or conservation action.
Forest areas around Cambodia are unnaturally silent, a result of war and hunting by villagers for food and profit. The tiger requires these large prey animals for food and the future here looks bleak.
Corbetts Tiger - Conservation in Thailand:
This country has developed eight interconnected forest areas designed to protect tiger habitat. One of these has an area of nearly 12,000 square kilometres making it one of the largest habitats for tigers in Southeast Asia. A countrywide assessment of tiger populations is in progress.
With Thanks To Denise McQuillen (Photo 1)