Funding for this study was provided by a private source which wishes to remain anonymous. This party is concerned about the conservation status of wild tigers and is entirely independent of China or any other range state. The funder had no role in research design, research and analysis, recommendations, or preparation of the paper.
The Authors wish to thank Rob Alexander, Erwin Bulte, Phillip Griffiths, Lee Chuen Li, and Kyle Swan, for their comments. The Institute for Advanced Study was kind enough to provide access to JSTOR, and the International Policy Network donated office and logistical support.