More on tigers
One hundred years ago, there were 100,000 wild tigers. By 2010, as few as 3,200 wild tigers remained. This shocking population decline of around 95% was driven by rampant poaching for their body parts and habitat loss. In 2010, the most ambitious and visionary species conservation goal was set: to double the number of wild tigers by 2022 – the next Chinese Year of the Tiger.
The latest national tiger survey estimates that global wild tiger numbers have increased to around 3,890 today. This is the first increase in tiger conservation history and a positive sign that efforts are working. However, threats against tigers still persist, and we urgently need to do more. By adopting a tiger you will make a real difference to the wild tiger’s chance of survival. You will be helping to protect vital habitat, step up our anti-poaching efforts and monitor tiger populations.