Tigers – On the Brink of Extinction
The largest of the big cat species, the tiger (Panthera tigris) is one of the world’s most iconic yet endangered mammals.
At the beginning of the 20th century, nine subspecies of tiger roamed the Asian wilderness, with estimated populations of over 100,000. Shockingly, in less than 100 years, tigers have lost 93% of the land area where historically the species used to be found, three subspecies have become extinct, and tiger populations have plummeted by 95% to as few as 3,800 in the wild today.
Why are Tigers Endangered?
DSWF Working to Protect Tigers
The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) is helping to protect wild tiger populations throughout Asia. We fund ground-based tiger conservation initiatives in India, Thailand and Russia, and provide funding for undercover investigations and exposés into the illegal wildlife trade. DSWF also calls for a total ban in all tiger parts and derivatives through the Foundation’s TigerTime campaign.
Through these ground-based projects, lobbying on a governmental level and supporting law enforcement, habitat protection, education and community engagement programmes, DSWF is fighting from routes to world-stage to protect this iconic species and give it the best possible chance of survival in the wild.
Tiger Conservation and Protection Across Asia
How to Help Tigers
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