Priority Tiger Conservation Landscapes

 __  Global Priority: Highest probability of persistence of tiger populations
over the long term.
 __  Regional Priority: Moderate probablity of persistence of tiger
populations over the long term.
 __  Long-term Priority: Questionable persistence of tiger populations over
the long term.
 __  Insufficent Data: Insufficent information to make a determination of the conservation priority of the habitat area.
 
 _/_  Remaining Habitat: Habitat capable of supporting tigers and prey. 

Tiger Conservation Landscapes Reports

In 1995, the World Wildlife Fund and Wildlife Conservation Society prepared a framework to guide and prioritize in situ tiger conservation efforts across Asia. Commissioned by the Save the Tiger Fund, the study rapidly became a roadmap to guide tiger conservation, and was widely used by researchers and conservation biologists. In 2005, WWF, WCS, Smithsonian and Save the Tiger Fund published the updated and revised Tiger Conservation Units (TCU) map and underlying database to reflect changes in available habitat for tigers, available information on threats and prey abundance, and progress in conservation efforts to date in the TCUs.

The methods used and models created this second time around differed significantly from the 1997 document. This has been an inclusive and collaborative effort in regards to the sharing of tiger data and map revisions. TCU’s have been defined differently (now called Tiger Conservation Landscapes - TCLs). Besides there being a Technical Report that lays out the methodologies used, there is a smaller, 40 page User's Guide that is more user-friendly and has been made accessible to tiger range states to help guide tiger conservation efforts and priorities. Over all, the outcomes of this project have presented a more realistic and accurate picture of tiger conservation and has been used to help set more effective conservation priorities to ensure the survival of the tiger.

2006 - Setting Priorities for the Conservation and Recovery of Wild Tigers: 2005-2015: A USER'S GUIDE (2MB document)

2006 - Setting Priorities for the Conservation and Recovery of Wild Tigers: 2005-2015: A TECHNICAL REPORT (WARNING-20MB document! If you are having trouble viewing it please right-click on the link and select the 'save target as' option)

1997 - A Framework for Identifying Priority Areas and Actions for the Conservation of Tigers in the Wild