Corbetts - Page 1&2:
In The Wild | 3:
In Captivity | 4:
Subspecies Description | 5:
Weight & Length Figures
| 6&7: Conservation
Corbetts Tiger - Conservation in Myanmar (Burma):
Sixteen wildlife sanctuaries and five national parks were established in 1981. Then, in June 1992, the tiger was listed in the Completely Protected category of Myanmar's Protected Species List.
An extensive Tiger Conservation Action Plan was drafted in 1995 and is now in operation. This identified the trade in tiger parts as a major problem, called for better surveys on tiger numbers, improved law enforcement and further habitat protection.
Myanmar has been a member of CITES since 1997.
Corbetts Tiger - Conservation in Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos):
This country has not yet chosen to accede to CITES though it has requested international assistance with law enforcement. Poaching is a large problem and recognised as reducing both tiger numbers and prey. Tiger parts are used in a variety of folk medicines and can be purchased without difficulty in large cities.
Tigers are mostly located in the south of Lao PDR and in recent times have been reported at 17 protected areas.
The true status still remains unclear as definite tiger signs could only be found in four of the five largest sites. Even then, these indicators were few and far between.
Any benefit received from these wildlife reserves is being lost through:
Of grave concern is the fact that many of the claimed preserves exist only on paper.
Corbetts Tiger - Conservation in Malaysia:
In 1976 the tiger was declared a protected species. Wildlife reserves were then developed and in total these cover over 1.1 million hectares. It is thought the tiger populations found at most of these sites are too small to be genetically viable. There exists the potential for expansion of these areas as another two million hectares can be considered excellent tiger habitat.
Malaysia is the only Asian country which has had significant impact on poaching. From 1972-1976 around nineteen tigers per year were slaughtered; this has now been reduced to just the one.
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