There Is Hope…
Tigers can breed quickly and successfully if we provide them with protected habitat and ample prey.
Why Should You Care About Tigers?
HEALTHY TIGER POPULATIONS = HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS
- When animals at the top and the bottom of the food chain start to decline it’s a clear sign that the entire ecosystem is in trouble.
- These ecosystems supply both nature and people with fresh water, food, and many other vital services – which means by saving the tiger, we are saving people too.
- Tigers survive in some of the last great forests of Asia, which are critical not only for their biodiversity but also as stores of carbon that would end up released into the atmosphere if these forests were cut down. By protecting tiger habitat, we help mitigate climate change.
A HOME FOR TIGERS = A HOME FOR OTHERS
- Large predators like tigers are an “umbrella species” and protecting them benefits hundreds of other species, including other endangered creatures that share tiger habitat and form biodiversity, a keystone to keeping our planet healthy.
- Tigers can directly help some of the planet’s poorest communities. Where tigers are accessible, tourism increases and supports the local economy. Tiger conservation projects also help provide alternative livelihoods for rural communities that are sustainable and raise income levels.
We have a bold plan to galvanize political will, dedicate WWF resources and take action to double the number of wild tigers in the next 12 years, focusing on 12 landscapes that some of the world’s top tiger experts have identified as offering the best chances of increasing the world’s tiger populations across the species’ range.
The 12 WWF Priority Tiger Landscapes:
- Amur-Heilong – China and Russia
- Kaziranga–Karbi Anglong – India
- Satpuda-Maikal – India
- Western Ghats-Nilgiris – India
- Greater Manas – Bhutan and India
- Sundarbans – Bangladesh and India
- Terai Arc – India and Nepal
- Forests of the Lower Mekong – Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam
- Dawna-Tennaserim – Myanmar and Thailand
- Banjaran Titiwangsa – Malaysia
- Central Sumatra – Indonesia
- Southern Sumatra – Indonesia
What Will It Take?
- END DEMAND FOR TIGER PARTS
- Inform and move consumers of tiger products to change their habits.
- STOP THE BLEEDING
- PROTECT TIGER HABITAT:
- Protect existing parklands, establish new protected areas for tigers and create corridors that connect parklands and allow tigers to roam to find adequate prey and mates for breeding.
- WWF is engaging with the timber, paper and agricultural industries and encouraging them to implement sustainable practices that reduce habitat destruction and degradation.
- TIGER SCIENCE
- Continue critical tiger wildlife research and monitoring techniques, which help improve tiger conservation methods, reduce human-tiger conflict, and keep track of which tiger populations need the most help.
- REDUCE HUMAN-TIGER CONFLICT
- Provide innovative solutions and educational programs to reduce conflict between tigers and local communities.
- INCREASE POLITICAL WILL, FUNDING AND COMMITMENT