THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT TO PROTECT TIGERS JUST GOT ABOUTA MILLION ACRES STRONGER

Discovery Communications is working with World Wildlife Fund and others to support a worldwide effort to double the number of tigers in the wild by 2022. By conserving nearly a million acres of protected land on the border of India and Bhutan, this collaboration aims to ensure a healthy habitat for future generations of tigers.

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

We’ve lost 96% of wild tigers in the last century. Discovery is helping to bring them back by supporting WWF’s vital work to protect these endangered big cats and their habitats.

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OUR MISSION

DISCOVERY HAS LONG BEEN COMMITTED TO TELLING THE STORIES AND PROTECTING THE CREATURES THAT MAKE OUR PLANET EXTRAORDINARY.

With Project C.A.T., Conserving Acres for Tigers, we’re making it our mission to ensure a future for tigers and other endangered wildlife so there will always be stories to tell.

As a large predator, tigers are an umbrella species. They play a key role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. By protecting tigers and their habitat, we’re also helping to protect other at risk animals that share this habitat, like Asian elephants, greater one-horned rhinos, clouded leopards and important prey species. Since tigers need vast amounts of land to thrive, this initiative also protects vital forests, which in turn benefits local communities, and the planet as a whole.

Tigers face multiple threats from poaching, habitat loss and fragmentation, conflict with humans and overhunting of their prey species.

THE SUPPORT DISCOVERY PROVIDES TO WWF WILL GO TOWARD:

  • Improved resources for security measures, including additional field-training and high-tech anti-poaching tools for rangers
  • Increased monitoring and assessments of tiger populations with camera-trap installations
  • Maintenance of land corridors to improve connectivity for wildlife movement
  • Implementation measures to reduce human-wildlife conflict through community education and engagement

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND

WWF IS A KEY PLAYER IN GLOBAL TIGER CONSERVATION.

In 2010, when tiger numbers were at an all-time low, governments of the 13 tiger range countries decided innovative conservation efforts were needed. They committed to an ambitious and visionary goal: Tx2 – to double wild tigers by 2022. WWF played a key role in helping to develop this plan and continue to ensure it is put into practice. With governments, scientists, rangers, communities and companies like Discovery, WWF is working to ensure tiger conservation is given the priority and investment it requires. Learn More

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TIGER FACTS

A century ago, there were 100,000 tigers on the planet. Today, there are less than 4,000.

There are more captive tigers in the U.S. than in the wild.

Poaching for the illegal wildlife trade is the most immediate threat facing tigers today.

From whisker to tail, every part of the tiger is illegally traded on the black market.

Tiger parts are illegally used for status symbols, decorative items, traditional medicine and folk remedies.

Loss of habitat and prey species is bringing tigers into conflict with humans.

Tiger numbers have grown for the first time in a century thanks to increased protections.

Get fierce about protecting tigers. TAKE ACTION TODAY

TIGERS IN VIRTUAL REALITY

EXPERIENCE THE ELUSIVE TIGER

They are nature’s largest and most mysterious feline predators — and they need our help. As Discovery embarks on a landmark project to protect endangered tigers, take a step into the world of tigers and experience these legendary creatures up close.

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