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More than 1,000 tigers reduced to skin and bones in last decade
Date:11/9/2010

gure is believed to be as few as 3,200.

The report comes as heads of governments from tiger range states prepare to meet at a tiger summit later this month in St. Petersburg, Russia to finalize the Global Tiger Recovery Program, a plan that aims to double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022. It will include a major enforcement push by the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC), which comprises CITES, INTERPOL, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the World Bank, and the World Customs Organization. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will host the International Tiger Forum from 21󈞄 November and representatives from all 13 tiger range countries are expected to attend.

"The forthcoming summit is a vital one for the future of wild tigers, their very future hangs in the balance," said Broad.


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World Wildlife Fund
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