And if you missed the broadcast, don’t worry – you can listen to it here: And it’s being broadcast again on Radio 4 on Thursday 27 February at 3:27pm.
So who are the EIA?
What's happening with tigers?
There are only about 4,000 tigers in the wild because of poaching and habitat loss.
Thousands more are captive in tiger farms, to meet rising demand for their skins, teeth, claws and meat. Even dead tiger cubs born in commercial captivity are used to make tiger wine.
In China, there’s a massive tiger farming industry. Close to 6,000 are captive – their skins are used for luxury home décor, or they are used as ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine.
Another 2,000 tigers are held captive in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. In Vietnam, adults and cubs are bred in cages in the backyards of ordinary houses – and they are sold by the kilo.
How can you help?
Donate to the BBC Radio 4 appeal and help tigers and other threatened species a chance at a future, enabling EIA to continue their work exposing environmental crime.
Visit the EIA here (that’s the Environmental Investigation Agency) to find out more about the work they do and to spread the wordVisit the Programme’s website here – it has details of how to don
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Wildlife and our last remaining wild places are being destroyed because of human action or inaction and because of our own short –term greed.
Peter Fearnhead, CEO, African Parks Network, South Africa