Zoological Society of London

The Year of the Tiger - Time to act!

As apex predators, tigers maintain a balanced ecosystem as the beating heart of Asia's forests. With widespread conservation, tiger numbers can recover but with fewer than 5,000 left in the wild and local economies ravaged by COVID-19, they need our help this Year of the Tiger.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2022 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (208728)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£20,119

Donations

56

Championed by The Big Give Trust

    Categories

  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

Multiple locations

Situation

Wild tiger numbers declined from around 100,000 to an estimated 3,200 in 120 years from human activities. They’ve lost 93% of their historic range and have been hunted for trophies and mythical medicines. The economic impact of COVID-19 has added to pressures from the loss of funding to national parks & protected areas. Added to the increases in local unemployment and wildlife poaching, tigers, prey and habitats are left exposed. The risk of human-tiger conflict is rising in the Year of Tiger.

Solution

Through carefully chosen conservation projects WildCats aims to reduce the key threats to tigers by increasing the area protected by antipoaching activities, enabling community coexistence and reducing conflict. We fund education & outreach to communities living alongside wild tigers to inspire them to care about the environment, forests and tigers within them. Finally, to ensure long-term conservation success we support projects which are committed to developing in-country skills and solutions.

  • Thanks to continuous funding from the WildCats Conservation Alliance, we were able to carry on the basic part of the project activities in hard times. In particular, the support from the WildCats Conservation Alliance significantly helped us in the current pandemic period.

    — Sergei Bereznuk, Director Phoenix Fund

  • WildCats Conservation Alliance support has remained vital to secure Parsa’s tiger population as a future source population by supporting the implementation of evidence-based conservation measures.

    — Dr Bhagawan Raj Dahal, Deputy Country Manager ZSL Nepal

  • Your support is bringing change and optimism for tiger conservation, and really conservation of natural ecosystems of Asia. Thank you.

    — Dr Dale Miquelle, Country Director WCS Russia