Tigers are found in the wild in 13 countries across Asia and Russia, but their numbers have been declining very rapidly that if we don’t act now, they will be extinct by 2022. From 100,000 a century ago, there are about 3200 tigers in the wild now.
The biggest threat to tigers is poaching for their body parts, mostly for their perceived medicinal value. Competition with loggers and agricultural land clearance means their habitat is a fraction of what it once was.
WWF launched a major campaign to save the tigers and restore its population. Our aim is to double the number of wild tigers by 2022 and prevent extinction by working with governments and communities to protect their habitats and stamp out poaching and illegal trade.