Tigers are in danger.

There are only around
3,900 wild tigers left in the world.

Since the beginning of the 20th century,
we have lost over 95% of the world’s
wild tiger population.

This Global Tiger Day, join us
on a journey to protect them.

Across Asia, the snaring
crisis poses a grave threat
to wild tigers…


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On Global Tiger Day, WWF urges tiger-range governments to strengthen anti-poaching efforts and reinforce investments in rangers, in order to halt the crisis and safeguard wild tigers from poachers.

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Community volunteers in the anti-poaching unit in the Terai Arc region of Nepal help to remove snares and other traps

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Meet Pavel, the Siberian Tiger Protector

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  • dead tiger on table

    Poaching remains the greatest, most immediate threat to the survival of wild tigers.

  • image of paw being examined

    Driven by the illegal wildlife trade, tigers are poached for their body parts,

  • image of tiger claws

    which are sold on the black market as trophies or traditional Asian medicine.

  • Pavel looking at tigress

    This tigress was found dead under a vehicle in far east Russia, at the height of winter

  • scientists looking at her face, tail in foreground

    Pavel and the scientists estimate that the tigress is a little over 2 years old;

  • hands on tiger skin

    “It was a beautiful young tigress who could have had offspring…” – Pavel Fomenko

  • picture of paw being examined while guy in corner scowls

    In this case, the tigress had gnawed through her paw to free herself from a snare,

  • close up image of face and paw

    but had died of starvation because she couldn’t hunt anymore

  • close up image of face and paw

    "There is a sharp rise in the use of snares by poachers in Asia, hich would maim or kill any animal that activates them."

  • image of Pavel carrying snare

    Tiger protectors like Pavel are necessary for anti-poaching efforts to confiscate snares and deter poachers.

Protecting tigers ultimately
benefit us.


Where tigers thrive,
it is a sign that the
ecosystem is healthy.

In the Gunung Leuser National Park, which makes up just about a third of the entire World Heritage site in Sumatra, ecosystem services are valued at over US$ 600 million per year, while the park stores over 1.6 billion tons of carbon and provides water to four million people. Local communities rely heavily on these critical resources to survive, making it an even stronger imperative to halt the snaring crisis, and help safeguard the livelihoods of local communities.

It doesn’t matter where you are

You can help protect tigers too.


Calling on all tiger protectors

Emmanuel Rondeau

Emmanuel Rondeau’s adventure takes him through the connected tiger landscapes in Bhutan that is so important for their long-term survival. Follow his journey.

Nick Gentry

Based in London, British artist Nick Gentry takes an unconventional approach to portrait creation. He lent his art to #3890Tigers in hope that it would bring to light the speed at which tigers are disappearing and their plight. Join him to take a stand against illegal tiger trade.

Hari Rani

Hari Rani joins the community-based anti-poaching unit in Nepal, and her quest to save tigers. Watch her story now!

It’s time to take bold and innovative action.


We are on an ambitious mission
to double wild tigers

In 2010, the governments of 13 countries where wild tigers roam decided that the business-as-usual approach was not enough.

They came together and committed to TX2 - the most ambitious conservation goal set for a single species – to double wild tigers by 2022, the next Chinese Year of the Tiger.

Now, to see this goal through, we need your voice too.