A powerful icon of India's cultural and natural heritage, the tiger is one of the largest predators in the world.
Fascinating every eye it meets, the size and colour of this big cat varies according to its geographical location and climate.
On July 29th, 2010, all the 13 tiger range countries of the world adopted the declaration to ensure a sustainable tiger population and double within 12 years. Since then, the day has been marked as Global Tiger Day.
WWF India has been working toward tiger conservation for 50 years.
For over five decades, much has been spoken about the remarkable journey of tiger conservation and yet, a lot more remains to be said.
One of the countless questions that come up time and again is what can a decade-long history of conservation initiatives teach us about creating 'inviolate' habitats for tigers?
In a quest to raise these and multiple other questions, we bring you a series, The Tiger Dialogues.
WWF India’s work for tiger conservation aims to maintain and restore tiger habitats and critical corridors while conserving the tiger and its prey, eventually increasing and stabilising tiger populations.
Our work involves camera-trapping exercises and line-transect monitoring in all its tiger landscapes to monitor tigers, co-predators and prey base. We also work closely with local communities around tiger habitats to mitigate human-tiger conflict issues.
When we protect tigers, we save our precious forests and grasslands, and the presence of tigers in the forest is an indicator of the well-being of the ecosystem. Tiger landscapes provide water to millions of people for drinking and agricultural purposes. Tigers and their habitats provide vast benefits to the climate, people and wildlife.
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The Sundarbans seems to be one of the few places in India and around the world where the number of tigers is increasing despite the increasing incidence of human-tiger conflict, which in most cases leads to human death.Read more