Serious about wildlife crime – serious about saving tigers
On World Wildlife Day we are standing with conservation organizations around the world to share the message that we are serious about wildlife crime.
TigerTime and its parent, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, has been serious about wildlife crime for over thirty years, fighting to protect precious populations of wild tigers in India, Russia and Thailand.
- We were part of a coalition of conservationists who saved the Amur tiger from certain extinction when numbers plummeted to below 100 in the 1990s and today are proud to protect a viable population of this magnificent big cat of c.450.
- In India our undercover work helps us discover more about the poaching networks and who they supply, our anti-poaching patrols protect Bengal tiger populations and our alternative livelihood schemes provide employment for ex and would-be poachers.
- In Thailand regular forest patrols make it harder for poachers to move unseen and our education and out-reach programmes aim to educate local communities about the value of wildlife ALIVE not dead.
- In London we work with the Metropolitan Police’s wildlife crime unit to spread awareness of wildlife crime.
Our campaign to ban the trade in tiger parts from all sources illustrates that we will never give up on the fight to save wild tigers and that, with your help, we can make a difference to the future of wild tiger survival.
These are just a few of the things we do – showing that we are and will continue to be, serious about the threats of wildlife crime.