We've lost 95% of wild tigers since the beginning of the 20th century. They need you now.
There are only around 3,900 tigers remaining in the wild. They've been killed and their habitats destroyed.
Become a Tiger Protector today for just £5 a month, and help us protect this majestic species and the amazing world we live in.
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Shockingly, there are only around 3,900 tigers remaining in the wild. They’ve been killed and their habitats destroyed.
But WWF is working to end the illegal trade in tigers and their parts, and helping local communities protect their habitats.
Now, for the first time in conservation history, their numbers have finally started to rise. You can be part of it.
This magnificent animal is threatened by a number of factors
There's a high demand for tiger parts for use in traditional Asian medicine and as status symbols. Tigers are being poached at an alarming rate to meet the demand for this illegal trade.
Tigers now occupy just 7% of their once enormous range. They've been forced by forest destruction into small, scattered pockets of land, to make way for roads and urbanisation.
Tiger farms are becoming more widespread. These places breed tigers for the illegal wildlife trade; they can increase demand for body parts and fuel the rise in tiger poaching.
Climate change and shrinking habitats affect both tigers and their prey. When their natural food sources are low, tigers can be forced to kill domestic animals, leading to conflict with local people.
We have an ambitious target to double wild tiger numbers to at least 6,000 by 2022, the next Chinese Year of the Tiger. We want to live in a world where our children know that tigers roam free in jungles and forests, not just in storybooks.
Singye Wangmo is a tiger protector. Leading a team of 30 rangers, her job involves the monitoring of tigers through camera traps, conducting surveys on foot and patrolling known poaching hotspots. Singye is determined to continue the work she has been doing for 3 years: “Human beings are the answer to saving tigers. You and I are the answer.”
You can help make this happen
We've identified 13 key landscapes where tigers really can make a comeback, including areas in Nepal, India and Russia. Thanks to the International Tiger Summit in 2010, 13 governments are now committed to a global plan for tiger recovery.
It's a great start, and wild tiger numbers are increasing, but for this to continue we need your help. Become a Tiger Protector to help make sure that tigers can thrive again, not just in picture books, but in the wild where they belong.