Tigers protect their young

Can the last tigers survive?

A hundred years ago, 100,000 tigers ruled the Asian forests. But humans hunt them down mercilessly and destroy their habitat. In 2009 only 3,200 tigers could be counted worldwide. In the following year, all tiger states jointly agreed on the goal of doubling the number of tigers by 2022. Thanks in part to the efforts of WWF, a positive trend is now emerging: The latest global tiger counts show an increase in the number of tigers to 3890 adult animals. But the fight against the extinction of this fascinating species is far from over.

The fight is not won yet

The upward trend is encouraging, but there is still a long way to go in the next few years before the big goal - doubling the number of tigers by 2022 (based on the 3,200 tigers from 2009). Help us and fight with us against the threat of the tigers!

Poaching:Tigers are still being poached! Therefore the population of the Indochinese tiger has decreased drastically despite suitable habitats. Only about 196 animals are left. It is also forbidden to hunt tigers in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. But poaching is not strictly punished in any of the three states. Offenders get away with small sentences or are not even prosecuted in the first place. With its weak structures, Myanmar is a popular country for smuggling poached tigers and other wild animals into China.

The tiger is exposed to many threats: its habitat is destroyed, it is hunted unrestrainedly and is defenseless against poaching. We are committed to preserving the habitat and doubling the number of tigers by 2022. Help us save the tiger.

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Forest destruction:For example the Sumatran tiger. His forest is giving way at breakneck speed to oil palm monocultures and plantations for the paper industry. In the past 25 years, 65 percent of the forest area has been lost in the central part of Sumatra alone.

Overexploitation: The majestic Amur tiger threatens to fall victim to human greed for wood. Although its populations have recovered from a few dozen to at least 523 individuals (including young animals) since the 1940s, the Amur region in eastern Russia is in massive danger!

Protect the tigers from poaching.

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