Year 2010 have been declared as the " Year of The Tiger" in Chinese Calendar that falls in every 12 years. With increase in demand of Tiger and Leopard parts, Indian Wildlife Official would visit China in November to discuss and suggest Tigers and Leopard poaching.
This meeting was finalized amongst the officials of National Tiger Conservation Authority and Wildilfe Crime Control Bureau. The meeting was finalized during the visit of Minister of Environment Jairam Ramesh to China in the end of August month in the year 2000.
During Ramesh's trip to China, Tiger poaching was one of the major issues on agenda been discussed. In a written statement to Chinese Officials, his ministry submitted that one of India's main concerns was that demand for tiger and leopard skins and bones would go up in 2010. India requested China to enforce a Tiger skin registration scheme and crack down on tiger trade through Nepal.
"The dialogue and enforcement on tiger conservation needs to be taken forward. This is why a team from Project Tiger and wildlife enforcement officers will be visiting China as a lot more needs to be done especially in this year of the tiger," Ramesh told The Indian Express.