Panthera is building a protective force around some of the world's most vulnerable tigers--place by place, cat by cat. As a result, tiger numbers have grown in five of our key sites. Your contributions for Global Tiger Day can keep the momentum going.
Act for Tigers
Tigress 197F and her brother, 205M, grew up in a wildlife sanctuary with high levels of protection against poachers and plenty of access to food—but that didn’t stop them from journeying south, through riskier landscapes, to establish their own territories when they hit the right age. Eventually, 197F split from her brother and claimed for her own a habitat uncharted by her species for generations. It's another highly protected area—but she's the only known tiger around. Now, we need to keep her safe while securing the surrounding areas so eligible mates can answer her call. Their union could mean a new breeding population—and another sign of hope for a species at high risk of extinction.
3,900 Tigers: Not Enough
Tigers are one of the most majestic creatures to grace our planet. But despite the reverence this species has inspired around the globe, its numbers have continued to plummet, with just 3,900 individuals remaining in the wild. But we are encouraged for the future of the tiger: In five of the 17 sites across Asia where Panthera’s Tigers Forever program is being carried out, tigers have increased.
In this urgent moment, every tiger counts. This Global Tiger Day--July 29--can we count on you to help us raise $39,000 to push back against poaching and turn the tide for tigers? That’s just $10 for every tiger left on Earth.
Every dollar makes a difference for the operations of our staff and partners:
+ $25 can supply scientists with a set of waterproof maps for monitoring tigers or equip rangers with finely detailed maps for patrolling in dense forest
+ $50 buys a week’s worth of hot meals for rangers on patrol
+ $100 can support a day of anti-poaching ranger training
+ $250 buys a GPS device to allow rangers to patrol remote locations
+ $500 can produce and deploy a state-of-the art PoacherCam to detect illegal activity
+ $1,000 can provide a motorcycle for anti-poaching patrols
+ $2,500 can provide night vision aids and thermal imagers to help rangers see poachers in the dark
+ $5,000 buys a boat for patrolling reservoirs
Turning the Tide
Panthera’s Tigers Forever program maintains a razor-sharp focus on law enforcement: increased and well-trained boots on the ground and sophisticated conservation strategy and technology, including a PoacherCam that stops poaching before it happens. Our Tiger Team works across Asia to outfit and train anti-poaching patrols, prevent the setting of snares, influence policy to ensure stricter sentencing for poachers, establish community informant networks, monitor tigers and prey, and more.
In five of our Tigers Forever sites, tigers have increased: Rajaji, India; Manas, India; Tambling, Indonesia; Banke National Park, Nepal; and Parsa, Nepal. If these numbers increase to carrying capacities in all of our 17 sites, the planet’s tiger population will increase by 22%. That’s huge.
Poaching: The Root of the Problem
Imagine the scene of the crime: 3-inch claw marks surround the base of a tree; a nearby hole is filled with mud and blood where the tiger collapsed in defeat; orange, white, and black hairs litter the ground. All evidence of the animal’s desperate struggle to free itself from a poacher’s snare before succumbing to the barrel of a rifle.
This is the heart-breaking end that all too many tigers face, and a scene that Panthera’s scientists and wildlife rangers encounter every day across Asia.
Poaching is a cruel industry. Setting thousands of wire snares in forests across Asia, gangs target tigers for their skins, bones, teeth, and other organs used as décor for Asia’s increasing middle class or in traditional medicines thought, but never proven, to treat ailments like arthritis.
With your help, we can continue to save wild tigers. Thank you for joining with us.
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