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Are India, China driving tigers to extinction?

Updated: October 2, 2006, 10:33 AM ET
By Gavin Rabinowitz | Associated Press — Sept. 27, 2006

NEW DELHI — The tiger population of India will vanish within a handful of years, and governments in India and China have not done enough to stem the rapid decline, environmentalists warned Wednesday.

Markets for tiger skins and other pelts are flourishing in Chinese-controlled Tibet a year after they were first exposed, said representatives of two environmental agencies who secretly filmed the trade there.

Pictures taken in Tibet and shown at a news conference Wednesday featured ...

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