PROTECTING TIGERS IN THE WILD
Affected by: Illegal wildlife trade , Human wildlife conflict , Habitat loss and fragmentation
The tiger is one of our planet’s most iconic animals, but here’s a shocking truth: wild tiger numbers have dropped by more than 95% since the beginning of the 20th-century due to the illegal wildlife trade, habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and human/tiger conflict caused by competition for space.
In recent years, conservation work and the commitment of various governments has halted the decline in global tiger numbers. Now, for the first time in conservation history, their numbers are on the increase.
The World Wide Fund for Nature works closely with governments and community groups across Asia. It aims to help double the number of wild tigers to over 6,000 by 2022 – the next Chinese year of the tiger.
But there’s a lot more work to do. And your support is crucial.