On the trial of tigers–tracking tiger in traditional East Asian medicine

Adrian Linacre, Shanan S. Tobe

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The five extant sub-species of tiger are all protected by international agreement in an effort to protect the few tigers that remain. The remaining sub-species are threatened by poaching as many parts of the tiger are used in Traditional East Asian Medicines (TEAM). Products can be bought in many countries that openly indicate that they contain tiger parts and contravene international laws. This presentation describes how DNA testing can be used to unambiguously identify the presence of tiger and other Panthera species in TEAM bought in the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-604
Number of pages2
JournalForensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008
Event22nd Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 22 Aug 200725 Aug 2007


  • tigers
  • tiger tracking
  • East Asian medicine
  • endangered species


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