Tigers are in danger of being traded to extinction.
International trade of tigers and their parts is banned under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and all tiger range countries have national legislation protecting tigers from poaching and trade.
However, illegal trade of tigers and their parts continues as part of a vicious cycle: poaching supplies the black market, trading stimulates consumer demand which then fuels more poaching. To save the world's remaining wild tigers, we must end this cycle.
IFAW pursues a number of objectives to end the tiger trade and sale of tiger parts, including: