Established in 1995 by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Save the Tiger Fund issued 336 grants totalling $17.3 million between 1995 and 2009. These funds amounted to around one quarter of all philanthropic funds spent on tiger conservation globally.
Funding has focused on the following activities:
- Scientific research of tiger ecology and monitoring of tiger numbers to improve our understanding of tigers' needs.
- Education and outreach activities to build public support for tiger conservation. Anti-poaching patrols to enforce wildlife protection laws.
- Leadership training to emerging M.S. and Ph.D.-level conservation leaders. Trafficking-reduction activities to combat the global demand for and supply of tiger parts.
- Habitat restoration and acquisition.
- Sustainable development projects that improve livelihoods of people living in tiger landscapes.
- Zoo breeding programs to secure genetically viable populations of tiger subspecies in the world's zoos.
- Human-tiger conflict reduction.
Funding was allocated to 13 different tiger range countries from 1995-2007:
|Country||Amount||Number of Grants|
|Indonesia (Sumatra)||$ 1,960,325||33|
|Lao PDR||$ 125,000||3|