Saving Tigers

The Tiger Campaign works for the recovery of wild tiger populations by advocating the dismantling of transnational criminal networks involved in illegal trade, pressing for better legislation and the protection of their habitat and exposing the role of tiger farming in stimulating demand and thus poaching of wild tigers.

There are fewer than 4000 wild tigers remaining across their Asian range, a 96% decline since the turn of the 20th century. In recent years they have become extinct in Cambodia and functionally extinct in Lao PDR and Viet Nam. They are perilously close to extinction in China, while Myanmar and Malaysia reported significant declines in 2019. The wild tiger’s stronghold is India, home to over half of the world population. In contrast, there are over 7000 tigers in captivity in Thailand, Lao PDR, Viet Nam and China where they serve no conservation purpose. The skins, bones, teeth and claws of many of these “farmed” tigers end up in trade.