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12:00 AM, August 22, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, August 22, 2019

2,359 tigers killed and trafficked since 2000

More than 2,300 endangered tigers have been killed and illegally trafficked since the turn of the century, according to a report published Tuesday. With an average of more than 120 illegally trafficked tigers seized each year -- which amounts to over two each week -- since year 2000, conservation group Traffic warned there was little sign of respite for the species. In 1900, more than 100,000 tigers were estimated to roam the planet. But that fell to a record low of 3,200 in 2010. Since then, population numbers have inched upwards, but there are still estimated to be fewer than 3,900 tigers left in the wild. It found that an estimated total of 2,359 individual tigers were seized from 2000 to 2018 across 32 countries and territories.

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