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Tiger | Species | WWF

Tiger | Species | WWF | Tiger Conservation | Scoop.it
There are as few as 3,200 tigers in the wild today. Help WWF achieve our goal of doubling the number of tigers in the wild by 2022, the next Year of the Tiger.
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-We can save wild tigers. WWF has set a bold, but achievable goal of Tx2: doubling the number of tigers in the wild by 2022, the next Year of the Tiger.

- WWF works to enforce zero tolerance for tiger poaching across Asia. We help create dedicated enforcement units in each landscape and install the best new technologies to help local agencies achieve maximum results. We invest in stronger law enforcement by improving the effectiveness of wildlife rangers, training personnel from enforcement agencies and empowering community patrols and enforcement networks.

- Tigers need landscapes to thrive, and our work to protect and connect their fragile habitat is based on rigorous scientific analysis. WWF has chosen 12 places to focus its resources based on the best available science. These are areas where densities of prey and tigers are at their highest, and on tiger corridors that link tiger sites within landscapes. Our work includes building local capacity to manage protected areas and coordinating with partners to manage core tiger areas and corridors.

-Monitoring tigers and their prey is essential to achieving our goal of doubling wild tiger populations. By employing camera traps, tracking technologies and DNA collected from scat, we scrutinize the progress of tiger populations in order to adapt our strategies and make conservation decisions based on strong science and field experience.

-WWF helps governments across the 13 tiger range countries to respect wild tigers as a valuable asset that can enhance their development agendas. By linking tiger conservation with forest preservation and carbon-sequestration efforts, tiger range nations and their partners can demonstrate their commitment to promoting a healthy environmental and economic future. 

-Trade in tiger parts and products are a major threat to wild tiger survival. Together with TRAFFIC, the global wildlife trade monitoring network,  we implement strategies to stop wildlife criminal networks, help governments shut down black markets, and change consumer behavior. We conduct investigations to document tiger trade, catalyze action against it, and train enforcement agencies. We continue to champion transnational wildlife enforcement networks and build strategies to reduce demand for tiger parts and products.

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Tiger | Threats to Tigers | Defenders of Wildlife

Tiger | Threats to Tigers | Defenders of Wildlife | Tiger Conservation | Scoop.it
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-As climate change continues to warm the planet, tigers are feeling the heat.

- As we see ocean levels rise, tigers are losing habitat due to costal erosion in areas like India's Sundarban islands.

-As rising sea levels claim more habitat and sea water moves up river, naturally fresh water is becoming more saline, or more highly concentrated with salt. These factors are forcing the tigers to move northward towards areas more heavily populated by humans and increasing the likelihood of animal/human conflicts.

-Tigers are also facing many other threats. They are illegally killed or poached because their pelts are valuable in the black market trade.

- Their body parts are used in traditional Asian medicines and they are seen as threats to human communities

 - There is also large scale habitat loss due to human population growth and expansion. Human encroachment into tiger habitat also decreases prey animals.

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WWF & Saving Tigers

WWF & Saving Tigers | Tiger Conservation | Scoop.it
Saving Tigers. Stopping poaching. Protecting habitat. Getting support. WWF Tiger Initiative. Double the number of tigers: Tx2.
Allan Wu's insight:

 - WWF's Tiger Initiative  aims to put in place the necessary conditions to double the wild tiger population by the next Year of the Tiger in 2022. 

 - WWF also committed to spend US$50 million over the next 5 years on tiger conservation, and set a goal of increasing that to US$85 million.

 - Securing emergency funds  will and action to halt poaching in the most critical tiger landscapes.

 - Securing political will and action to double wild tiger numbers 

- Protecting tiger habitat  at an unprecedented scale, including clamping down hard on the illegal tiger trade.

-WWF seeks both immediate emergency measures to save the tiger, as well as a long-term foundation for securing the future of this beautiful animal. 

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