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No more tigers in the wild in 2022! No way!

pub­lished 24 Decem­ber 2010 | mod­i­fied 23 Novem­ber 2010

We already lost 97% of our wild tigers last cen­tury, and unless we take urgent action we will lose the last 3200 tigers in the wild within twelve years, accord­ing scientists.

There­fore, Heads of gov­ern­ments from tiger range states will meet at a Tiger Sum­mit in St. Peters­burg, Rus­sia to finalise a Global Tiger Recov­ery Pro­gram: a plan that aims to dou­ble the num­ber of tigers in the wild by 2022.

Hosted by Russ­ian Prime Min­is­ter Vladimir Putin, the Tiger Sum­mit is the first time world lead­ers have met to dis­cuss the fate of just one species. So, that’s the first suc­cess! The Tiger Sum­mit takes place from 2124 Novem­ber, and today the Global Tiger Recov­ery Pro­gram was endorsed!! These fund­ing com­mit­ments of the coun­tries that still have wild tigers, sup­port and show the way for what is needed to save one of Mother Nature most beau­ti­ful crea­tures. Hope­fully, this ini­ti­ates more effort and money to do what we should have done years ago. (Source: WWF web­site, 23.11.2010)

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Goal: 7000 tigers in the wild

Tiger range countries map

Tiger map” (CC BY 2.5) by Sander­son et al., 2006.

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