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