Malaysia battles tiger extinction

Wildlife experts fight to save a declining tiger population from poachers.



    Conservationists are warning tigers will become extinct in the wild within the next 20 years unless a major effort is made to protect them.

    At the beginning of the last century, there were an estimated 100,000 tigers. Today their population is believed to be around 3,000.

    But despite efforts to crackdown on hunting, poachers and illegal traders are better at breaking laws meant to protect the big cats than policy makers and wildlife experts are at upholding them.

    Al Jazeera's Laura Kyle reports from northern Malaysia.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.