Save the Tiger Fund

Overview

The Save the Tiger Fund-Panthera partnership unites two of the world’s most influential tiger conservation organizations, combining decades of experience and a track record of success in identifying conservation priorities, utilizing best practices, and implementing proven strategies to address the many challenges facing wild tigers today.

Saving Tigers-A History of Success

From 1995 to 2011, Save the Tiger Fund has supported hundreds of wild tiger conservation projects across the 13 tiger range states in Asia. In 2006, Panthera launched Tigers Forever to address the most critical threats to tigers and to improve the effectiveness of conservation actions. Together, Save the Tiger Fund and Panthera will continue to deploy strategically focused financial and technical resources in order to save tigers in the wild. But we need your help.

A New Era in Tiger Conservation

Save the Tiger Fund and Panthera are investing greater resources in on-the-ground tiger conservation initiatives utilizing the Tigers Forever strategy. The Tigers Forever strategy aims to increase tiger numbers by at least 50% at key sites over a 10-year period by mitigating the most critical threats to tigers, and improving the effectiveness of conservation actions. Utilizing rigorous science to monitor conservation efforts and the tiger itself, this transformative program is the first of its kind to guarantee success – the recovery of the wild tiger.
The STF-Panthera Partnership

Save the Tiger Fund (STF) and Panthera are proud to announce that we have joined together in the fight to save tigers in the wild. This new partnership is a union of two of the most influential tiger conservation groups and our goal is to carry out the most effective conservation activities to save wild tigers. The STF-Panthera partnership combines decades of experience and a track record of success in identifying conservation priorities, utilizing best practices, and implementing proven strategies to address the many challenges facing wild tigers today.

Please join us, and contribute to the STF-Panthera Fund, to ensure that tigers will live on in the wild forever.

Please click here to read the press release and learn more about the partnership.

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History of STF

Amur tiger caught in a poacher's snare (Feb 2004) and rescued by STF grantees.

Save the Tiger Fund (STF) was established by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in 1995 to support the conservation of wild tigers. STF has invested significant resources in conservation projects dedicated to mitigating human-tiger conflict, protecting tiger habitat, researching tiger ecology and monitoring tiger populations, and educating and empowering local people.

Between 1995 and 2009, STF issued 336 grants totaling 17.3 million dollars across the 13 existing tiger range states. Today, STF has joined forces with Panthera to form a critical partnership to deploy strategically focused financial and technical resources in order to save tigers in the wild.

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About Tigers Forever

Wild Bengal Tiger - India

Panthera launched Tigers Forever in July of 2006 with the Wildlife Conservation Society in a response to rapidly declining tiger populations despite years of seemingly robust efforts to save them. The Tigers Forever team determined that tiger conservation activities were often too expansive, and projects were failing to monitor the effectiveness of their actions. This diluted efforts and prevented them from having sufficient impact to stem the tiger’s decline. To be effective, conservationists needed a razor-sharp focus on activities that would mitigate the most critical threats to tigers, and thus, the Tigers Forever strategy was born. Tigers Forever makes the unique commitment to increase tiger numbers by at least 50% at key sites over a 10-year period by mitigating the most critical threats to tigers, and improving the effectiveness of conservation actions. Utilizing rigorous science to monitor conservation efforts and the tiger itself, this transformative program is the first of its kind to guarantee success – the recovery of the wild tiger.

Panthera continues to support Tigers Forever related activities at several long-term WCS sites. With this new partnership, STF and Panthera are seeking additional partners. Our scientific, technical, and financial support is not exclusive and is available to anyone (individuals, organizations, etc) who can demonstrate proven conservation action to save tigers in the wild. We encourage everyone able to work within the funding guidelines to apply to the Panthera-STF grant program.

Learn how to apply to the STF-Panthera Grant Program.

Please join us, and contribute to the STF-Panthera Fund, to ensure that tigers will live on in the wild forever.

Learn more about Tigers Forever.



tiger Programs

Tiger squinting Tigers Forever | Ensuring Tigers Live in the Wild Forever
Save the Tiger Fund Save the Tiger Fund | The STF-Panthera Partnership

Panthera on the Ground

Panthera's Dr. Alan Rabinowitz is featured in a BBC documentary following a team of big cat experts and wildlife filmmakers as they embark upon a dramatic expedition searching for tigers hidden in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.

Click here to learn more about the Lost Land of the Tiger documentary

How you can help tigers right now: