Save the Tiger Fund’s Previous Grants (1995-2007)

Researchers radio-collar a tiger in Bangladesh.

Established in 1995 by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Save the Tiger Fund issued 336 grants totalling $17.3 million between 1995 and 2009. These funds amounted to around one quarter of all philanthropic funds spent on tiger conservation globally.

Funding has focused on the following activities:

  • Scientific research of tiger ecology and monitoring of tiger numbers to improve our understanding of tigers' needs.
  • Education and outreach activities to build public support for tiger conservation. Anti-poaching patrols to enforce wildlife protection laws.
  • Leadership training to emerging M.S. and Ph.D.-level conservation leaders. Trafficking-reduction activities to combat the global demand for and supply of tiger parts.
  • Habitat restoration and acquisition.
  • Sustainable development projects that improve livelihoods of people living in tiger landscapes.
  • Zoo breeding programs to secure genetically viable populations of tiger subspecies in the world's zoos.
  • Human-tiger conflict reduction.

See a list of Save the Tiger Fund’s grantees.

Read the final reports of Save the Tiger Fund’s grantees.

Funding was allocated to 13 different tiger range countries from 1995-2007:

Country Amount Number of Grants
Russia   $        3,598,553 72
International   $        3,068,712 35
India   $        2,019,910 68
Indonesia (Sumatra)   $        1,960,325 33
Nepal   $        1,369,626 26
China   $           942,946 19
Cambodia   $           749,480 15
Thailand   $           657,413 16
Malaysia   $           503,548 9
Bhutan   $           323,885 7
Myanmar   $           248,265 5
Lao PDR   $           125,000 3
Bangladesh   $           111,000 3
Vietnam   $             49,000 2
Total   $       15,727,663 313