Indochinese tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti) in not species appropriate cages, Sri Racha Zoo near Pattaya, Thailand, December 2012. - © Anton Vorauer / WWF

Tiger Appeal

Endangered tigers are being killed, butchered and trafficked by global crime networks.

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  • could help train and equip an anti-poaching team
  • can help support a community to find peaceful ways to co-exist with tigers
  • could help strengthen and enforce laws against the trafficking of tiger parts
  • can help create a wildlife corridor for an endangered tiger population
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Tiger, India © Vivek R. Sinha / WWF

Big cats in big trouble

A century of rampant poaching and habitat loss has had a devastating impact on tigers. There are now only an estimated 3,890 of these majestic creatures left in the wild.

Dead tigers are big business. Poachers can make huge profits for every single part of a tiger on illegal wildlife markets. Tragically, on average another two tigers are killed each week in this brutal trade.

Skins are used as decorative hangings. Bones are ground and used in traditional medicines and tonics. Teeth and claws are used as jewellery.

Habitat loss has left tigers struggling to survive in small, scattered landscapes. This brings them into greater conflict with human communities, who often kill them in retaliation for taking livestock.

Please help WWF end illegal poaching and protect precious tiger habitats. Donate today to protect tigers and the places they call home.

What you can do to help tigers

Your donation to WWF will work to strengthen anti-poaching laws – and train and equip teams to track down tiger poachers and bring them before the law.

Your support will also help protect the jungle and forest habitats tigers need to survive, and work with communities to find peaceful ways to live side by side with them.

You will also help call on governments to shut down gruesome tiger farms, where these beautiful animals are being bred for entertainment and slaughter. Please donate today to save tigers.

Smuggled Tiger Cub © WWF / James Morgan


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