With fewer than 3,500 wild tigers remaining across their Asian territory, the species is at a tipping point. Habitat destruction, prey decline and the illegal trade in tiger parts and derivatives have pushed the world’s favourite animal to the brink of extinction.
As a symbol of the health of the forests tigers inhabit, the same forests securing water and mitigating climate change, there is far more at stake than one magnificent species; the security of our global ecosystem hangs in the balance too. The same threats to the tiger also put other Asian big cats – leopards, snow leopards, clouded leopards and Asiatic lions – at risk, as well as the many other denizens of the tiger’s forests.
EIA’s campaign launched in 1996 to secure the necessary political will to save the wild tiger, a goal requiring a real commitment to good governance and anti-corruption at all levels of government, making the tiger a symbol of a better world for all of us. If we can’t save this icon of culture and religion, what can we save?
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EIA’s works with enforcement professionals who can take action on the frontline, decision-makers in government who can allocate resources and support for enforcement, and colleagues in the NGO and media community who can transform the findings of our in-depth investigations and campaign reports into meaningful messages to consumers.
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