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

by World Wildlife Fund - US
Project C.A.T.+WWF: Double the Number of Tigers
Project C.A.T.+WWF: Double the Number of Tigers
Project C.A.T.+WWF: Double the Number of Tigers
Project C.A.T.+WWF: Double the Number of Tigers
Project C.A.T.+WWF: Double the Number of Tigers
Project C.A.T.+WWF: Double the Number of Tigers
Project C.A.T.+WWF: Double the Number of Tigers
Project C.A.T.+WWF: Double the Number of Tigers
Project C.A.T.+WWF: Double the Number of Tigers
Project C.A.T.+WWF: Double the Number of Tigers
Project C.A.T.+WWF: Double the Number of Tigers
Project C.A.T.+WWF: Double the Number of Tigers
Jun 17, 2022

Project C.A.T. and WWF: People-Centered Tiger Conservation

naturepl.com / Andy Rouse / WWF
naturepl.com / Andy Rouse / WWF

The Tigers Alive Initiative

2022 is the final year of the most ambitious recovery effort ever undertaken for a single species. TX2, the goal to double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022, was a global commitment made in 2010 by 13 tiger range governments. Once over 100,000 strong, the wild tiger population was believed to be down to just 3,200 in 2010. WWF supports and advises these governments in achieving this goal which is vital in ensuring a future for tigers. With the end of 2022 approaching, it is a great time to reflect on ways that WWF is working to ensure the long-term recovery of the tiger population.   

Tiger conservation is crucial, but it is often difficult as tigers live in some of the most densely human populated regions of the world. Conserving tiger habitat helps conserve land that supports the livelihoods, culture, traditions, and social existence of local communities, but can also lead to conflicts between humans and their wildlife neighbors. To ensure the long-term success of the wild tiger population it is essential to work directly with the people living and working in these areas, which led WWF to create the Tigers Alive Initiative.

Living with Tigers

Tigers are apex predators which means that they play a vital role in maintaining the earth’s ecosystems. In addition, they also require large spaces to roam and therefore, finding solutions that conserve apex predators and help local communities thrive is becoming increasingly difficult as the human population continues to grow quickly and spread rapidly.

Tigers often have a positive effect on a community by bringing in tourism revenue and employment opportunities. Unfortunately, there are also instances of loss of land, loss of decision-making power over resources, and increased human-wildlife conflict for the people living in a tiger landscape. WWF is striving to answer the question: how can we work with communities as partners in long-term tiger conservation?

Working with Local Communities

Our main objective of the people-centered tiger conservation approach, the Tigers Alive initiative, is to become trusted partners with the communities in tiger landscapes by better understanding their priorities and values, maintaining dialogue, and seeking innovations together. The partnership is rooted in trust, transparency, and the continuous monitoring of the impact of the project on the communities.

The Tigers Alive Initiative is unique to other community engagement programs because it seeks to understand both the benefits and non-monetary costs of conservation for communities such as loss of access to land and usage rights. This can help strengthen the ownership and buy-in of communities towards the conservation goal. The Tigers Alive Initiative, through its people-centered tiger conservation approach, is working to make the shift from viewing communities as beneficiaries of conservation projects, to working with them as partners in tiger conservation. This initiative is crucial in helping to reach our global goal of doubling the number of tigers in the wild by 2022.  

How You Can Help!  

As we near the end of the TX2 global recovery effort, the world’s wild tiger population is showing signs of recovery. Thanks to supporters like you, WWF has accelerated tiger monitoring, habitat protection, anti-poaching efforts, and created programs such as the Tigers Alive Initiative to save the beloved species. The fight is not over! Your commitment makes a difference in our work and sets an inspiring example that together, change is possible. Thank you! 

Emmanuel Rondeau / WWF-US
Emmanuel Rondeau / WWF-US
Nitish Madan / WWF-International
Nitish Madan / WWF-International

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

World Wildlife Fund - US

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @world_wildlife
Project Leader:
Cheron Carlson
Washington, DC United States
$53,094 raised of $100,000 goal
 
1,627 donations
$46,906 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

World Wildlife Fund - US has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.