We will shine a light on this compelling cause and amplify it through our global brands and platforms with the goal of doubling the wild tiger population
They said that the global wild tiger population
is estimated to be less than 4,000 and these last remaining wild tigers are each threatened by trade for nearly all of their body parts from skins and bones to teeth and claws traded by criminals for huge profit.
The WWF video of the tiger family is the result of many years of conservation work aimed at establishing an inland breeding Amur tiger population
Therefore, poaching of the prey on which the tiger populations
depend is as important as poaching of tigers themselves.
There are fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, among a global tiger population
of just 3,200 -- down from 100,000 a century ago.
If countries succeed in doubling tiger numbers by 2022, how will the tiger population
compare with that of 2000?
The Malenad-Mysore landscape in southern India has 220 adult tigers, one of the world's largest tiger populations
, thanks largely to intensive protection of its 'source site', the Nagarahole National Park, in the 1970s.
Others noted there are several tiger populations
not mentioned in the study that have a good chance for recovery - such as in Bangladesh and Thailand - and can't wait for help.
The call came at a multinational meeting in Thailand where representatives from 13 countries with wild tiger population
are discussing efforts to pull the world's remaining tigers back from the brink of extinction.
Based on the information at hand, we know with certainty that tiger populations
across their range are in serious decline, but we don't know the nature and magnitude of this decline from one year to the next.
Preserving tiger populations
in India's parks has been derailed by a ballooning human population and the lack of a clear management policy.
in India are believed to have dropped to between 2,000 and 3,700 from about 40,000 a century ago.