Zero Poaching of Tigers

 
$6,673
$43,327
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Wild tiger numbers are at an all-time low. We have lost 97% of wild tigers in just over a century. Tigers may be one of the most revered animals, but they are also vulnerable to extinction. As few as 3,200 exist in the wild today.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Every part of the tiger-from whisker to tail-is traded in illegal wildlife markets. Poaching is the most immediate threat to wild tigers. There are usually limited resources for guarding protected areas in the countries where tigers live. Even countries with strong enforcement of tiger protection laws fight a never-ending battle against poaching.

How will this project solve this problem?

Support for patrols and camera traps will help support efforts to achieve zero poaching of tigers.

Potential Long Term Impact

This big cat is admired and feared in equal parts, by people around the world. If forests are emptied of every last tiger, all that will remain are distant legends and zoo sightings. WWF believes we can save wild tigers. We have set a bold, but acheiveable goal of Tx2: doubling the number of tigers in the wild by 2022, the next Year of the Tiger.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,673

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $6,673 .  The original project funding goal was $50,000.

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Emily Lauer-Bader

Corporate Relations
Washington, DC United States

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