Prioritizing Tiger Conservation: Tiger Conservation Coalition Holds Virtual Press Briefing on Purpose and Goals Of The Sustainable Finance for Tiger Landscapes Conference in Bhutan

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Panelists will announce a new funding target for tigers; focus on the goals of the Bhutan summit; and discuss why the conservation of tigers is key to addressing a wide range of conservation and environmental issues.
Press Briefing Set for: Wednesday, April 10, 8AM EDT
Attendees Must Register in Advance HERE
Paro, Bhutan, April 1, 2024 – The Tiger Conservation Coalition invites you to a virtual press briefing in advance of the Sustainable Finance for Tiger Landscapes Conference to be held in Bhutan April 22 and 23 under the patronage of Her Majesty The Queen, Jetsun Pema Wangchuck. The two-day summit will bring tiger range countries together with visionary private and public sector donors, international development agencies, and tiger conservation NGOs to discuss new and innovative funding streams for landscape scale tiger conservation.
Virtual Press Briefing to announce new funding targets for tigers; and discuss opportunities and ambitions of the upcoming Sustainable Finance for Tiger Landscapes Conference in Bhutan and the importance of tiger conservation. 
Wednesday, April 10
8AM EDT (Click here for time zone converter)
Register in advance for this webinar
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The Royal Government of Bhutan: Mr. Lobzang Dorji, Director, Department of Forests and Park Services, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources; and Ms. Dechen Pelmo, Officiating Director, Department of Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade

Members of the Tiger Conservation Coalition include:

EIA/Environmental Investigation Agency: Debbie Banks, Campaign Leader
Fauna & Flora: Deborah Martyr, Technical Adviser, Tiger Protection and Conservation
IUCN/International Union for Conservation of Nature: Phurba Lhendup, Coordinator, IUCN Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme
Panthera: Dr. Abishek Harihar, Tiger Program Director for Panthera
TRAFFIC: Sarah Baker Ferguson, TRAFFIC’s Crime Convergence Lead
UNDPMaxim Vergeichik, Senior Natural Resource Economist with UNDP's Nature Hub
WCS/Wildlife Conservation Society: Luke Hunter, Executive Director of WCS Big Cats Program
WWF: Stuart Chapman, WWF Tigers Alive Leader and Chair of the Tiger Conservation Coalition
ZSL/Zoological Society of London: James Pilkington, ZSL’s Senior Sustainable Finance Specialist
The Royal Government of Bhutan is opening the groundbreaking Sustainable Finance for Tiger Landscapes Conference April 22, 2024, under the patronage of Her Majesty The Queen, Jetsun Pema Wangchuck. The conference will illuminate the intersections between tiger conservation and priorities and commitments under various multilateral environmental and climate agreements. 
Media Contacts: 

Avinash Basker, EIA:
Joanna Colley, Fauna & Flora:
Agustin Guinea, IUCN:
Susie Weller, Panthera:
Angela Ambrosini, Panthera:
Abbie Pearce, TRAFFIC:
Marcus Cornthwaite, TRAFFIC:
Andrea Egan, UNDP:
Kaavya Varma, UNDP:
Dechen Wangmo, UNDP:
Maxim Vergiechik:
Mary Dixon, Wildlife Conservation Society,;  +1 347-840-1242
Nima, WWF Bhutan:
David Johnston, ZSL:
Rachel Poluan, ZSL:
Irene Serrano, WWF- US -

About Panthera
Panthera, founded in 2006, is devoted to preserving wild cats and their critical role in the world’s ecosystems. Panthera’s team of leading biologists, law enforcement experts, and wild cat advocates develop innovative strategies based on the best available science to protect cheetahs, jaguars, leopards, lions, pumas, snow leopards, tigers, and the 33 small cat species and their vast landscapes. In 39 countries around the world, Panthera works with a wide variety of stakeholders to reduce or eliminate the most pressing threats to wild cats—securing their future, and ours. Visit

About the Tiger Conservation Coalition
The Tiger Conservation Coalition brings together leading biologists and experts in wildlife crime, human-wildlife coexistence, policy, finance, development and communications, with unprecedented alignment on achieving tiger conservation at scale. Its member organisations include the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Environmental Investigation Agency; Fauna & Flora; Panthera; TRAFFIC; the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); the Wildlife Conservation Society; Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).  For more information contact