Fight for the Tiger: One Man's Fight to Save the Wild Tiger from Extinction

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The underground trade in wildlife is now the world's second largest illegal racket after drugs. The tiger, renowned as Asia's most fearless predator, is now the black market's most sought-after prey. The brutal and relentless onslaught of poachers, intent on supplying tiger bone and other body parts to China and the Far East for use in archaic medicines, has destroyed the wild population by over 95 percent to fewer than 5,000. By the turn of the century, the only tigers left may be in zoos.
While intelligence services around the world unite and vast sums are spent fighting the war against drugs and illegal weapons, there are no top secret agencies fighting the organised crime against nature. This highly dangerous investigative work is done by only a handful of individuals around the world.
Michael Day is one of them. With an almost reckless disregard for his own safety, he regularly slips quietly behind the scenes using the latest covert surveillance technology to penetrate the defences of ruthless smuggling networks. He has gathered a compelling dossier of evidence on the illegal tiger trade, and his television news reports, captured on hidden cameras, alerted the world to the tiger's plight and forced the governments of China and Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong to outlaw the sordid trade in tiger parts.
Fight for the Tiger is an enthralling adventure; an essentially human tale of courage, ingenuity and determination that shows how one man, changing the direction of his life, survived death threats, disease and near financial ruin to delve deep into a gangster-dominated underworld, in a passionate struggle to save the wild tiger from extinction.

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