Panthera’s Tigers Forever program operates at key sites across Asia to increase tiger numbers by at least 50% over a 10-year period.
In 2006, many of the world’s premier tiger scientists came together to understand why tiger numbers were continuing to plummet despite years of seemingly robust conservation efforts. They determined that tiger conservation activities were too diffuse, unfocused, insufficient, incomplete or unmonitored to effectively protect tigers. To be effective, the team concluded that a razor-sharp focus on key sites and activities to mitigate the most critical threats to tigers was needed, and thus the Tigers Forever strategy was born.
Today, Tigers Forever is being carried out across Asia with the goal of increasing tiger numbers at each site by at least 50% over a 10-year period, and creating networks of connected source sites in tiger conservation landscapes. Panthera is leading, supporting or collaborating with efforts at key sites across seven tiger range countries: Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal and Thailand.
Panthera is addressing the most pressing threats — poaching and habitat loss — facing tigers by working with governments and local NGOs to:
- Identify, protect and connect key tiger habitats and corridors;
- Train and outfit law enforcement patrols to secure protected areas;
- Use cutting-edge technology to prevent poaching, including through the use of Panthera’s PoacherCams;
- Train government and NGO staff to use the best scientific methods to monitor tiger and prey populations;
- Work with local communities to reduce human-tiger conflict and improve livelihoods while reducing dependency on tiger habitats; and,
- Monitor tiger populations every year to measure success.
Save the Tiger Fund
In 2011, Panthera and Save the Tiger Fund joined forces to carry out the most effective conservation activities possible to save the future of wild tigers. This partnership combines decades of experience and success in identifying conservation priorities, using best practices and implementing proven strategies to address the many challenges that wild tigers face today. Before merging with Panthera, from 1995 to 2011, Save the Tiger Fund supported hundreds of wild tiger conservation projects across tiger range states in Asia. Today, you can support tiger conservation by giving directly to Panthera.