On 1 May, Asian Tigers Group renewed its agreement for another two years with the World Wild Fund For Nature Singapore in doubling the number of tigers in the wild. Wild tiger populations have plunged by over 95% over the past century. Together with WWF, Asian Tigers Group is taking action to help reverse this trend, working towards the ambitious and visionary goal of TX2 – to double wild tigers globally by 2022, the next Chinese Year of the Tiger.
Asian Tigers Group has established the Tiger Action Fund, whose support to WWF will go towards critical resources such as training for rangers, anti-poaching efforts, research and policy advocacy, and communications support. In the long term, these measures will inspire collective action across the globe to protect Asia’s wild tigers and catalyse impactful legislative change.
The Asian Tigers Group was founded in 1998 (the year of the tiger on the Chinese calendar) and currently has 29 offices in 14 countries/territories throughout Southeast Asia. Several of those countries have, or have had, native tiger populations so this initiative is especially important to the Group.
"This partnership with WWF is an excellent opportunity to enable the Tiger Action Fund to have an even greater impact. We are confident that by combining our resources and talents, we can provide a boost to the TX2 goal of doubling wild tigers. As we share the same values and commitment to a healthy planet for wildlife and people, it was a natural fit between Asian Tigers Group and WWF." - Gordon Bell, Chairman, Asian Tigers Group.
A meet and greet session and roadshows conducted by WWF to engage with Asian Tigers Group and its employees © WWF-Singapore
The Group’s Tiger Action Fund was established in 2001 to support global efforts to save tigers. In 2017, the Fund was extended to WWF-Singapore to help the number of tigers in the wild under WWF’s Tigers Alive initiative.
If you're interested in exploring a similar partnership with WWF, contact
Mayj C. Tolentino
Head of Corporate Partnerships and Engagement