Prices of big cat parts in China doubles

Environmental Investigation Agency’s (EIA) new investigation has revealed that skins and other body parts of Indian wild tigers and leopards are being sold openly in China and at much higher prices than before.

The investigation carried out by an international NGO, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), states that the prices of tiger and leopard parts in Chinese markets have doubled since 2005: tiger skins are selling for 11,660-21,860 dollars, leopard skins for 1,020-2,770 dollars. The fact that the prices have escalated  as per the EIA’s report  show that the demand has gone up. “As compared to 2005, prices of parts of both animals have more than doubled,” says Belinda Wright of Wildlife Protection Society of India.

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