Counting Tigers

Tiger Landscapes

WWF’s tiger conservation efforts are focused on our priority tiger landscapes. These landscapes are where we directly support the effort to increase wild tiger numbers through wildlife monitoring and enforcement efforts.
Our landscapes are: Amur - Heilong (China, Russia); Banjaran Titiwangsa (Malaysia, Thailand); Central Sumatra (Indonesia); Dawna Tenasserim (Thailand, Myanmar); Eastern Plains (Cambodia); Greater Manas (Bhutan, India); Kaziranga Karbi - Anglong (India); Satpuda Maikal (India); South Sumatra (Indonesia); Sundarbans (Bangladesh, India); Terai Arc (Nepal, India); Western Ghats - Nilgiris (India); Western India (India).

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In addition to our priority landscapes, WWF has identified 20 TX2 recovery sites. These are areas where tiger populations have the potential to rapidly double and have the ability to support increased tiger populations but currently lacked sufficient conservation investment, We are working to secure full funding for these critical sites which are the centers of hope for TX2. 

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Counting tigers is critical for knowing how far along we are in achieving TX2.

WWF biologists are working throughout several tiger range countries to obtain accurate tiger population data and we are calling on all tiger range countries to commit to regular national surveys so that by 2016, the halfway point to TX2, we will have new global tiger numbers.



Reintroducing tigers to an area that once had a tiger population but now has none is expensive and requires extensive planning to ensure successful results. As a result WWF focuses on protecting existing tiger populations. However after lengthy feasibility analyses, WWF has identified two sites, one in Cambodia and one in Kazakhstan that present unique opportunities for recovering tiger numbers and meeting TX2 if the inherent challenges of reintroduction can be overcome.

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