Project C.A.T.+WWF: Double the Number of Tigers

by World Wildlife Fund Inc Vetted since 2017

Summary

93% of their habitat is lost. The remaining 3,890 tigers in the wild are clinging to survival in patches of forest across Asia. Along with habitat loss, poaching is the most immediate threat to tigers. Every part of the tiger-from whisker to tail-is traded in illegal wildlife markets. To save them, we must protect their forests, and end poaching. Your support can help protect their habitat, grow their population, and train rangers to stop poachers in their tracks.

$50,000
total goal
$12,228
remaining
1,228
donors
0
monthly donors
6
months

Challenge

To protect one tiger, we have to conserve around 25,000 acres of forest - forests that are destroyed or fragmented for agriculture and timber, as well as the building of road networks and other development. Simultaneously, there are limited resources for guarding protected areas in the countries where tigers live. The result is a never-ending battle against poaching, which is now often orchestrated by transnational crime syndicates that profit from wildlife crime.

Solution

Project C.A.T., a Discovery/WWF partnership, provides funding to support protected areas of habitat critical to tiger survival, monitor tiger populations through camera traps, and build effective ranger programs to combat poaching. Rangers often spend extended periods of time away from their families, with minimal provisions, and face extreme danger when encountering poachers. Funding for this project will help train and provision rangers, to ensure safety and effectiveness.

Long-Term Impact

After a century of decline, tiger numbers are on the rise. By continuing to monitor tigers, work with governments across the 13 tiger range countries, and enhance the training and resources of rangers who put their lives on the line to protect this species, we can together reach our goal of doubling the tiger population by 2022. Tigers will be able to play a key role in maintaining healthy ecosystems which support other wildlife, natural resources, and the communities that rely on them.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.worldwildlife.org/​
Learn about tigers and how we're protecting them
Learn more about rangers and how you can help
Learn what Discovery is making possible

Organization Information

World Wildlife Fund Inc

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.worldwildlife.org/​
Project Leader:
Cheron Carlson
Washington, DC United States

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