Over the past century, the number of wild tigers has plummeted by over 95%. There's now estimated to be nearly 3,900 wild tigers.
Each tiger has a unique set of stripes – like a fingerprint – and this helps us identify individuals in the wild. Over the last century wild tiger numbers have plummeted by over 95% and sadly, there are more tigers in captivity in the US than are left in the wild. The tiger is officially classed as endangered by the IUCN.
YOUR ADOPTION REALLY HELPS
Animal adoptions like yours give a huge boost to our work. They help fund projects to work with local communities to monitor tiger movements, reduce poaching and help people live alongside wild tigers.
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POACHING AND ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE
Poaching for skins and body parts used in traditional Asian medicines and as status symbols is one of the main threats to tigers.
Gradually, tigers are being forced into small, scattered islands of remaining habitat. Tigers occupy just 7% if their historic range.
HUMAN TIGER CONFLICT
As tiger range declines, they come closer and closer to people. This can lead to conflict as people protect their families and livestock from tigers.
LOSS OF PREY
Increases in livestock can result in the tiger's natural prey declining, as they are in competition for grazing lands.
We’re determined to help double the number of wild tigers to at least 6,000 by 2022 – the next Chinese year of the tiger. To achieve this, we’re focusing on conservation in 13 priority landscapes, including areas in Nepal, India and Russia. At the groundbreaking international Tiger Summit, which we helped to organise in 2010, governments from all 13 tiger range countries committed to this ambitious and visionary species conservation goal and created a global plan for tiger recovery.
Your adoption and support will help us:
- restore fragmented areas of habitat so tigers can move between them
- strengthen anti-poaching patrols in and around protected areas
- establish programmes to increase prey numbers
- fund our other essential work around the world