Panthera’s Tigers Forever program is working at key sites across Asia to increase tiger numbers by at least 50% over a ten-year period. The tiger is one of the most iconic animals on earth, but the largest of the big cats is on the brink of extinction. As recently as 100 years ago, as many as 100,000 wild tigers roamed across Asia. Today, about 3,900 tigers are left in the wild, occupying a mere four percent of their former range. This catastrophic population decline is driven by a range of threats, including poaching for the illegal wildlife trade, overhunting of prey species by local people, habitat loss and fragmentation, and human-tiger conflict.
Panthera is mitigating the most pressing threats facing the species by training and outfitting law enforcement patrols and investigative teams to secure protected areas; utilizing informant networks to apprehend poachers; identifying and protecting tiger habitats; using cutting-edge technology to prevent poaching and training government and NGO staff to use the best scientific methods to monitor tiger and prey populations.
Panthera is leading or supporting efforts at key sites across six tiger range countries, including Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, and Thailand → Read More