global tiger day

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With less than 4,000 left in the wild, tigers are in real danger of extinction. You can make a difference in saving tigers.

  • Share your love of tigers and spread the word about the threats they face.
  • Do not purchase products that put tigers at risk and encourage others not to, either.
  • Support programs like the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy that fund conservation work to help save tigers.

Happy Global Tiger Day!

As you may know, tigers all over the globe are disappearing. With less than 3,200 tigers in the wild, their extinction is becoming more and more imminent, something we cannot allow to happen.

Oil-palm plantations have greatly encroached onto Indonesia’s natural rain forests, wiping out the Sumatran Tiger’s habitat. Logging operations pose a big threat to Malayan Tigers and Amur Tigers as it results in loss of critical food for prey and obliterates natural habitat vital to the tigers’ survival. Despite the international ban on tiger trade, poaching of tigers for their parts still continues today, affecting the Bengal Tiger. And its not just these four. There are a total of six extant subspecies of tiger; the remaining two include the Indochinese Tiger and South China Tiger, which is considered as functionally extinct as it has not been sighted in the wild for more than 25 years! Tiger subspecies all around the world face these major threats. 

In honor of this very significant day, please consider taking a few minutes of your time and donate to organizations to help support the much needed conservation of wild tigers. 

Get involved!

Photo: Smithsonian’s National Zoo

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Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni)

Critically Endangered

About 500 Malayan tigers remain in the wild. Habitat destruction, commercial poaching, and their demand for use in so-called “medicine” posses the biggest threats for these beautiful animals. Inform yourself and others to learn what you can do to help. 

Happy Global Tiger Day! 7/29/15

From the WWF:

It’s Global Tiger Day on 29 July 2013 so we’re talking tigers this week…

Did you know we’ve lost 97% of our wild tigers in just over a century? With so few remaining, action is needed to increase and strengthen their habitat and protect the species from major threats such as poaching.

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Happy Global Tiger Day! Tigers are awesome! But sadly they’re very vulnerable to extinction. There are as few as 3,200 tigers living in the wild today. 93% of their natural habitat is lost due to climate change, expansion of cities and deforestation. So let’s use this day to remember why it’s so important to keep this majestic beasts safe from extinction.