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On the brink of extinction

Scientists and conservation groups say that there are less than 3,500 tigers left in the wild worldwide. In Asia, most fall prey to poaching and illegal wildlife trade.

Indonesien Tiger Flash-Galerie

These tigers were recently confiscated from the residence of an Indonesian businessman. A study supported by the World Bank and conservation organisation Panthera among others, says that the only way to save the world's largest cat would be to generate an extra US$35 million a year in funding for law enforcement.