Save the Critically Endangered Indochinese Tiger from Extinction

  • by: Nyack Clancy
  • target: International Union for Conservation of Nature Headquarters, Asian Regional Office

The Indochinese tiger is a tiger subspecies found in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and southwestern China. This tiger is disappearing faster than any other tiger sub-species with one tiger being killed each week by poachers.

All existing populations are at extreme risk from habitat loss, prey depletion, inbreeding, hunting for trophies, poaching by farmers, and the growing demand for tiger bones in Asian medicine. According to some reports, almost three-quarters of the Indochinese tigers killed end up in Chinese pharmacies for Chinese Traditional Medicines.

In Myanmar, a designated Protected Tiger Area was clear-cut for sugar and tapioka plantations. Cambodia continues illegal logging in tiger habitat. Fewer than 30 are believed to be left in Vietnam,- and one has not been seen in China since 2007 when the last one was eaten.

We ask to you move the status of the Indonesia tiger to Critically Endangered and make more efforts to stop poaching and habitat loss.

IUCN Headquarters
IUCN Conservation Centre
Rue Mauverney 28
1196, Gland, Switzerland
Phone:+41 22 9990000
Fax:+41 22 9990002
Email: mail@iucn.org

The Indochinese tiger is a tiger subspecies found in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and southwestern China. This tiger is disappearing faster than any other tiger sub-species with one tiger being killed each week by poachers.


All existing populations are at extreme risk from habitat loss, prey depletion, inbreeding, hunting for trophies, poaching by farmers, and the growing demand for tiger bones in Asian medicine. According to some reports, almost three-quarters of the Indochinese tigers killed end up in Chinese pharmacies for Chinese Traditional Medicines.


In Myanmar, a designated Protected Tiger Area was clear-cut for sugar and tapioka plantations. Cambodia continues illegal logging in tiger habitat. Fewer than 30 are believed to be left in Vietnam,- and one has not been seen in China since 2007 when the last one was eaten.


We ask to you move the status of the Indonesia tiger to Critically Endangered and make more efforts to stop poaching and habitat loss.


IUCN Headquarters
IUCN Conservation Centre
Rue Mauverney 28
1196, Gland, Switzerland
Phone:+41 22 9990000
Fax:+41 22 9990002
Email: mail@iucn.org

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