There are approximately 3,200 tigers left in the wild, and three subspecies (Bali, Caspian, and Javan) are already extinct. In the past 100 years, tiger numbers have decreased by 95%.
In an effort to preserve the six remaining subspecies, tigers have been placed on the endangered species list. Also, many places where tigers run wild have made it illegal to hunt them.
Recently, the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) assisted in the capture and relocation of a tiger in Nepal, which was fitted with a GPS collar. The GPS collar will help the WWF learn more about the animal, and that will help conservationists to better understand how to help them.
If you would like to support the WWF’s efforts to help preserve wild tigers, you can “adopt” the species by making a donation at this link: http://www.worldwildlife.org/ogc/species_SKU.cfm?gid=33&sc=AWY0900WC000
This is Namobuddah, the tiger from Nepal that is being tracked by a GPS collar, after being re-released into his new home:
There is a Species Survival Plan (SSP) in effect across North America; it is aimed specifically at Sumatran tigers. It studies the genetic diversity of the species and looks to breeding institutions to pair males and females that will likely reproduce and help increase numbers. See the following site to learn more and to find ways to help further the cause:
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