Out of all the big cats, the tiger is the most threatened by poaching for the illegal wildlife trade. The trade in their body parts commands a high price, where every piece of a tiger - its skin, bones, claws, teeth and eyeballs - has a price-tag. Even the soil under the carcass of a tiger has value. This market has already wiped out tiger populations throughout much of Asia, and has left others hemorrhaging. Today, fewer than 3,200 tigers remain in the wild, down from over 100,000 a century ago.
While the consumer behavior of millions that is supporting this trade must be changed, the tiger is running out of time. We have to protect those that remain in the wild now; we must stop the bleeding. And we need your help.
Watch Panthera's video, Protecting Tigers from Poachers.
Panthera is stopping the trade where it most matters - in the killing zones of Asia's last tiger strongholds.
How do you protect vast and porous landscapes and outsmart poachers? The same way you secure and monitor a building in New York City. Both with security guards and technology. Along with recruiting and training park guards, Panthera is developing PoacherCams, the eyes and ears of the forests to aid in our surveillance and to stop poachers from entering tiger habitat. PoacherCams speak to each other in real time, and will send messages back to guard posts alerting forest rangers to the location of poachers. This is an important advancement in fighting the poaching war on wildlife, not just for tigers, but for many other species too.
Protect tigers from poachers and help stop the war on wildlife by donating to Panthera's Anti-Poaching Campaign. In just one week, we have raised nearly half of our $100,000 goal. Help keep the momentum going.
100% of your donation goes to the field. It will help us create the critical arsenal of tools to stop poachers and secure wild areas. With your help, we can prevent the world's remaining tigers from disappearing, and ensure a future where they can live in the wild, forever.
Thank you for your support.
Dr. Alan Rabinowitz
CEO of Panthera