It is time we called for zero-tolerance, not just on poaching, but also on trade in all tiger parts. Why does it always take a tragedy for the system to get rolling?

The illegal trade in poached skins between India, Nepal and China is the most significant immediate threat to the continued existence of the tiger in the wild. While the importance of the problem has been recognized and plenty of information is already available, the lucrative illegal trade continues.

This report highlights the devastation of vital tiger habitat by mining companies for luxury items consumed in India and abroad.