4 Dec 2015

Think for Tigers

From Nine To Noon, 9:26 am on 4 December 2015
Wild Tiger

Wild Tiger Photo: iStock. by Getty Images

There are just 3,200 tigers left in the world,  compared with 100 thousand, a hundred years ago. This catastrophic population decline has been caused by poaching for the illegal wildlife trade, overhunting by local people and habitat loss. A team of Oxford University scientists is calling on fellow academics around the world to come up with ideas to help save the world's last remaining tigers. Oxford's Wildlife and Conservation Research Unit and World Animal Protection has launched a competition called Think for Tigers - asking for innovative ideas to help protect the endangered big cat.

Dr Neil D'Cruze is the Head of Research at World Animal Protection. He talks with Lynn Freeman.