How Laos lost its tigers

  • A new camera trap study finds that tigers vanished from Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area by 2014, their last stand in Laos.
  • Leopards were killed off 10 years prior, making these big cats also extinct in Laos.
  • Scientists believe it’s most likely that the last tigers and leopards of Laos succumbed to snares, which are proliferating in astounding numbers across Southeast Asian protected areas.
  • The Indochinese tiger now only survives in Thailand and Myanmar, and may be on the edge of extinction.

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Last updated on 29 October 2019

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Myanmar
Thailand
Threats: 
Habitat loss and degradation
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals