What you can do
With the recent increase in wild tiger numbers from 3,200 in 2010 up to 3,890 in 2016, our conservation efforts are demonstrating positive momentum. However, we still have a long way to go to double wild tiger numbers by 2022.
No matter where you live, no matter how small your actions are, we ALL have a part to play in protecting the tiger - and our planet as a whole.
Here are some things you can do to help protect tigers:
Donate today:Your donation will support anti-poaching efforts, raise awareness against trade and the consumption of tiger parts and products, and build political will in tiger range countries to protect tiger habitats.
Help fund our wildlife rangers' wild tiger expeditions:
- $40 buys a first-aid kit for an anti-poaching patrol
- $60 provides safety measures for tiger rangers
- $100 equips an anti-poaching patrol squad with jackets and communication devices
Adopt a Tiger:Give the gift of a symbolic adoption and help save our planet.
Be a responsible tourist:The wilderness is to be experienced and not to be disturbed and polluted. Follow the forest department guidelines when visiting any wilderness area, especially tiger reserves. As the saying goes "Don't leave anything behind except footprints, and don't take anything except memories."
Voice your concerns with the policy makers:If you are really concerned and feel that more needs to be done for tiger conservation, then write polite letters to the decision makers - the Prime Minister, the Environment Minister or even your local MP.
Help prevent illegal wildlife trade:Say "NO" to tiger trade by refusing to buy tiger parts and items prepared from tiger derivatives. If you know of any information on poaching or trade of illegal wildlife, inform the local law enforcement agencies. You can also contact TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade program of WWF and the IUCN. TRAFFIC works diligently to stop poaching and end illegal wildlife trade. They will pass on your information to the correct authorities.
Reducing pressure on tiger habitats:By reducing the use of natural products, such as timber, derived from tiger forests.
- Undertake tiger population surveys using the best available science
- Support anti-poaching efforts in and around protected areas
- Raise awareness against the trade and consumption of tiger parts and products
- Build political will in tiger range countries to protect tiger habitats